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Blake Pier after 1906 typhoon

Not sure if the image is horizontally inverted. Yes, it was - now correct!

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1906

Admiralty Centre 2014

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2014

Merry Christmas!

Gutzlaff Street [c.1843- ]

Named after

Karl Friedrich August GÜTZLAFF (aka Charles Gutzlaff) [1803-1851]

Details

Gutzlaff Street is a street (a narrow lane today) in Central between Queen's Road and Lyndhurst Terrace (parallel to Graham Street). It is one of the oldest streets in Hong Kong.

Central harbourfront (once upon a time), 2016

Standing under the bridge by Lung Wo Road 龍和道 and Man Yiu Street 民耀街 (or thereabouts), looking at what used to be the Central waterside. From right, the AIA Tower, Hutchison House, Bank of America Tower... Hopewell Centre 合和中心 somewhere in the background, Prince of Wales building, Citic Tower... Central Plaza.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2016

Central harbourfront (as was), 2011

Harbour view of Hong Kong island, taken from Lung Wo Road 龍和道. Looking from the General Post Office down along what used to be the harbour's edge, to the AIA building, Hutchison House and the Prince of Wales building.

March 2011.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2011

Central harbourfront, 2001

Harbour view of Hong Kong island, most likely taken from the Star Ferry. Looking from the Central Star Ferry Pier to the Prince of Wales building and Citic Tower.

May 2001.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2001

1954 Wyndham street

Opposite view to this one:

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1954

General Post Office - c.1912

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1912

Photo of the newly built General Post Office ( Second Generation) .Scanned from the December 1912 issue of The Far Eastern Review

Carry On Travel Agency Co (D'Aguilar Street)

Near the junction with Wa On Lane, at the end junction with Wellington Street.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1986
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Kwong Wing Wharf [c.1924-c.1958]

Date Place completed: 
c.1924-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1958-01-01 (Year, Month, Day are approximate)

Was situated on Connaught Road opposite to the Sincere Department Store. This pier appears first on an aerial photo from 1924 (hkmaps.hk). Probably a pier for Canton or Macau steamers. Was demolished during the 1950s reclamation, date set to 1958. 

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