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Statue of King George VI in 2014

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

Statue of King George VI [1958- ]

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

The statue of King George VI was erected in 1958 on the pedestal where the statue of Sir Arthur Kennedy stood (the latter was removed by the Japanese during WW II and probably melted down). Source

Fountain at the Botanical Gardens 2014

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

Hong Kong New Year card 1880s

Text on Flickr:

With no apologies for Victorian racial stereotyping, the doggerel verse at the bottom of the card reads:

 "To Topside Hill from where my stand

My look see plenty Hong so new

My neva have see place mo gland

And neva talke thing mo true

My look the roads, the ship, the tree

And thinkee my no place have see

So nice Hong Kong"

 The paint palette on the left has written on it, "A happy new year to you".

 On the reverse is a handwritten message:

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1875

File2312.jpg

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

Part of a collection of pictures made by Jim Watkins (deceased) of Henley In Arden, England while on military service in Hong Kong probably1947.

Streams on The Peak

Is it possible that a stream existed in 1909 from below Mountain Lodge to the Botanical Gardens? I am following up a story and I need to know.

Richard Muirhead

 

Mid Levels 1935

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1935

HK Zoological and Botanical Gardens

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2008

1950s Botanical Gardens

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950
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1930s Botanical Gardens

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