Tuesday, April 13, 2010

100 year old Photos #5 - Hong Kong

it would appear most of these images are from Hong Kong - I will confirm as soon as practicable.

This photo here is of Hong Kong harbour, the ponds you can see are actually the process of land reclamation, that has been going on for over a century. This photo has been taken from the looking towards the east of the harbour.This information comes with the assistance of Wanchai Walk Thank-you to kennethU94 from Twitter for the help!


  1. The third photo down with what looks like a rack and pinion train, wonder if it is a town on the edge of Lake Geneva.

  2. Andrew - you may be right - I'm trying to locate a similiar picture, once you said lake, I looked deeper into the photo and realised that there did appear to be a shore line in the background. Now the question is - is it a shore line of a lake OR is it the curving shoreline of a land mass?
    But the rack and pinion comment holds true - from the and construction.


  3. Unfortunately, I don't think any of these were taken in Hong Kong.

    The first photo does look like a bit like the Wanchai reclamation, but the houses and background don't look right. Here's a view after the reclamation was finished
    You can see the houses are in neat terraces, and Kowloon is visible in the background.

    Regards, David

  4. David - thank-you for posting a comment - sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you - Yes some of the photos that WERE listed above were NOT of Wanchai - I have yet to either prove or disprove that those remaining are not as listed.
    But thanks to your assistance and and Andrews input a location HAS been identified and many questions answered.
    Here is the relevant post for you
    Lake Geneva - Switzerland
    Thanks for the help - appreciated!