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Tea room Rocamadour, Rickmansworth, 1957

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' superior. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

Tea room Rocamadour, Rickmansworth, 1957

Philip Harding Klimanek (1883-1965) was born in the Czech Republic, at the time his place of birth was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In ca. 1905 he started to work for Holland-China Trading Company, in Hong Kong.

In 1939, when Charles Gesner van der Voort arrived in Shanghai to work for the company, he was Charles' superior. In a letter home he wrote: "Played chess with Klimanek in the French Club" [translation Pieter Lommerse, the French Club was Le Cercle Sportif Français, a fashionable place to be in the 1930s and it still exists today].

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1957

1954 Queen's Road Central

1953 Canton Road

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Canton Road north of Peking Road. The slope and road in the distance is the access road to the Marine (Water) Police Headquarters.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953
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View from Shamrock Kowloon

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You'll want to click through to Flickr for the original-size version of this - there's lots to see.

In the distance are the black, circular oil tanks, with breakwater beyond that. It looks as though there is a landing craft passing by, a little distance out to sea.

Right from that is the Jordan Road ferry terminal, with lots of buses parked outside it.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953
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View From Kai Tak

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thanks to hksparky for pointing these photos out... This is an unusual view - I'm wondering if it's from Stonecutters. You can see Lion Rock on the right

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953
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