Hong Kong 1946 – Nathan Road

Another from the 1946 series – this time of Nathan Road looking north.

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HK 1946 - Nathan Road


5 thoughts on “Hong Kong 1946 – Nathan Road

  1. Notice most of the roof tops had chimney stacks….wonder what they were for. I used to live in Granville Road, just off Nathan Road, but do not recall having any fireplaces?? …or burning any coal for that matter!!

  2. I heard that the chimneies helped with the vetallation of the apartments, like an extra window for the hot humid summer days.

  3. Kitchens in those days used wood burning stoves, even in a “westernized” place like Kowloon Tong where they had modern electric appliances. This kind of stove was built on bricks, huge open flame, on which you put wok. They often caused fires. So they were often built on a kind of stone or brick table.

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