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Reclamation_Wanchai_1970

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1970

Cropped from The view from the Peak early 70's Hong Kong (1)

Visible at the waterfront

right: Wanchai Ferry Pier

left: Fenwick Pier (second generation) - or, at least, construction of

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

The building was finished before the outbreak of war in 1941.

HONG KONG: 1950'S (view from the Peak 3)

View from the Peak onto Barker Road and Wan Chai. (Photo shigthly enhanced.)

Early 1950, see also https://gwulo.com/atom/30238.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Looking east from the peak

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1978

1920 Wan Chai and Kellett Island, Hong Kong. = 灣仔及奇力島

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Wan Chai and Kellett Island, Hong Kong, c.1920.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1920

Ruins of housing on hillsides by WanChai Gap Rd./Green Trail

As I was walking up the first part of Wan Chai Green Trail from Kennedy Rd. and up towards Peak Rd. I noticed some ruins of old housing on the hill sides. What remains today are house foundations, terraces and some tile flooring. Most of this is now overgrown by dense vegetation.

I am curious if we know who lived there, and when the areas were cleared? It looks old, but my guess is probably not much more than 50 or 60 years. 

Any information about this is appreciated.

Allan

Causeway Bay 1980

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1980

Cropped from https://gwulo.com/atom/28591.

Although a bit blurry, some details can be spotted (starting from the left-hand side):

Wan Chai Ferry Terminal

Kellett Island (although not too much an island any longer)

Causeway Bay Breakwater

Causeway BayTyphoon Shelter

North Point Power Station

View from the Peak in easterly direction

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1980

Similar view as https://gwulo.com/atom/20960, but two days later and not so bright.

The view from the Peak early 70's Hong Kong (1)

Wan Chai reclamation finished, but no buildings there. The cross harbour tunnel entrance seems to be not finished, so I think the date is 1970.

On the extreme right is 22 Barker Road .

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1970

Once upon a time - Hong Kong - Sharp Street

Text on Flickr:

Another long gone tramway housing; the Sharp Street depot situated on hot property and sold to be turned into a mall. Later in time some wall anchors carrying the catenary were still in place as a sweet reminder. Coincidentally (or not) but during my first Hong Kong visit the hotel was right next to the depot entrance and I didn't dare to sleep before seeing the last tram of the day entering his bed.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1985

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