He/She has compiled a whole collection of before and after pictures of Hong Kong and it is incredibly how much the places have changed. I wish I would be able to understand the Cantonese description added, all I can gather is just the date – and sometimes the name of the house or of the street.
Some of the pictures date back to the early 19th century, but even if you look back to the mid 20th century, Hong Kong has changed so much. For example, here are some images from Causeway Bay and Lockhart Road in the 1950s:
Over in Central, the Foreign Correspondent’s Club is easy to recognise, but the car types have changed since the 1950s:
Initially I had no idea where this was, and then I remember the old house with the green blinds. It’s just a few minutes away from the Wan Chai market, and the shot is taken from Fleming Road over to Wan Chai Road:
The Sheung Wan Market and municipal buildings have been built on a site where lots of shop houses stood in the 1950s:
The two pictures below date from the 1960s, some buildings are still the same others have changed:
Around the 1970s the Western Market was not dwarfed by the surrounding skyscrapers and it was much more accessible from all sides:
The same goes for the Man Mo Temple on Hollywood Road:
The Holland House on Queen’s Road Central looked different in the 1980s:
And so did Sai Ying Pun (around the Western Street) in the late 1990s:
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