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Prince of Wales arrives at Pavilion, Hong Kong

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1922

From University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: RD-s041.

Number on print: 44. P.o.W. = Prince of Wales (Later King Edward VIII)

CAPTION ON PHOTOGRAPH

P.o.W. arrival at Pavilion to receive University Degree – Law Courts on right + Hong Kong Club just beyond the pavilion. / 44

Temporary pavilion for the visit of The Prince of Wales [1922-1922]

Date Place completed: 
c.1922-01-01 (Month, Day are approximate)
Date Place demolished: 
c.1922-04-10 (Day is approximate)

The Public Works Report for 1922 refers:

In the early part of the year, a large Pavilion was erected on the site to the West of the Hongkong Club [i.e. Statue Square]. This structure served temporarily as a reception hall during the visit of H. R. H. The Prince of Wales, and was demolished immediately after the Royal Visit. On the same site the erection of a permanent War Memorial is now in progress.

Hilltop kiosk or pavilion, Hong Kong, 1930s

Charles Gesner van der Voort (1916-1991) worked for Holland-China Trading Company (HCHC) in Shanghai; it also had offices in Hong Kong and Tientsin (Tianjin). One of its first directors, Mr. Willem Kien, worked in China from 1898. After HCHC was founded in 1903, he worked for the company in Hong Kong and Shanghai. In 1921, he left China and worked for the head office in Rotterdam, at Diergaardelaan 36, until 1948, when the company was obtained by Internatio.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1930

FB_CountryMap_Pavilion2Location.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2020

The one in the north, circled in black, is the pavilion with balustrades.

Yet, I don't have an idea how old this version of map is.

 

1947 Tiger Balm

Shows the "Pavilion of unknown origin facing the Legend".

 

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1947

IMG_20201218_104520_TaiHangPavilion2.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2020

This one is at the lowest level, nearest to Tai Hang Drive.

 

IMG_20201222_143236_TaiHangPavilion3rear.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2020

IMG_20201222_143906_TaiHangPavilion3side.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2020

IMG_20201218_TaiHangPavilion1.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2020

This one is located at an altitude between the other two.

Neither do I know who built them, nor why they had been built. Were they built as part of a leisure trail or what? 

The design didn't seem that typical ...

Pavilion

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1955

Detail cropped from this photo: https://gwulo.com/atom/28327

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