Sunday, June 26, 2011

Soldier of Fortune - Clark Gable (1955) - Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

There is a scene at the end of the Soldier of Fortune when Hank (Clark Gable) is watching Hoyt (Haywood - or at least her double) board a PanAm bus on the Peninsula forecourt. The camera then pans left and we get a view of Salisbury Road in its former low rise glory. Behold!...an unspoilt view of the clock tower when it was still part of the train station.


Here's a shot of my own (for a change) showing a similar angle. Can you still see the clock tower?(Answer: No, you can't :-( ).

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic post Phil, I'm completely with you as far as Salisbury road is concerned, the first time I visited HK I stayed at The Park hotel and walked down that road nearly every day, the next visit and ever since it's been a source of constant frustration trying to cross. They needed to build a walkway over rather than the underground complex, although then they wouldn't be able to have shopping in there! Love your stuff!

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  2. thanks AHND. The way they seem to design pedestrian flow in HK is to make sure you pass at least 3 million shops on the way to your destination. It can be pretty tiring walking for 15 mins to get somewhere that should only be 2 minutes away :-)

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