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Everything tagged "Victoria Peak"

Eastward Along The Peak (2018)

Construction of New Falconridge finished. What an enourmous supporting structure for three small houses! 

22 Barker Road lot still empty.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2018

Central 1998.07.06

Only just noticed one of the IFC towers being built on the left of this photo. I don't even remember seeing either IFC tower until 2007!

On the Lantau ferry from Central to Silvermine Bay (Mui Wo).

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1998

Victoria Peak 1986

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1986

Taken from Peak Road left of the Peak Cafe.

Is the white building Haystack?

peak mountain austin hong kong

I think the stone-built chair-shelter that replaced the matshed shelter is shown here, so the date should be mid 1901 or a bit later.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1901

John Thomson Central Praya 1869 Restored and Colourized.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1869

This is my most recent restoration of two combined John Thomson images. Original. Original high resolution scans are fromt he Wellcome Trust. 

Color references are from contemporary or near-contemporary oil paintings. 

Matted prints will be on sale at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum giftshop from Mid March, 2019. Proceeds to the Museum.

Most south-easterly of the hills ontop of Mount Austin [????- ]

Mount Austin (i.e. the massif within the loop of Lugard and Harlech roads) has a number, I would say four, of slightly lower peaks in the immediate vicinity of its summit. None of these subsiduary peaks have distinguishing names as far as I am aware, which can lead to confusion when attempting to identify or describe specific locations ontop of "The Peak".

This "place" marker is for the most south-easterly of these subsiduary peaks. 

Peak Signal Station

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1915

Mountain Lodge (1917)

On Flickr: Title: Image from page 217 of "Journal of electricity" (1917). (View book online)

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Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1917

Victoria Peak and residences, Hong Kong, China

This image has a copyright date of 1902 (if I read that correctly). There are chair coolies, possibly on Lugard Road (Peak Road would then wind up the hill on left-hand side).  The buildings in the centre could be Peak Hotel and Peak Tram Upper Terminus. So the date could be around 1900. 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1900
Places shown in this photo: 

Garden Terrace 1977

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