Friday, July 12, 2013

Bloodsport - Jean Claude Van Damme (1987) - Hennessey Road, Wanchai

Here is a shot of part of the tram line at the point where Hennessey Road is joined by Tin Lok Lane - that is the road left of camera that the intersecting tramlines are coming in and out of.


Other than the absence of overhead signage (which has disappeared from all over HK, unfortunately), this road hasn't really changed much other than looking slightly less busy on out Streetview grab below.


The screen grab shows a red sign at the top left which reads 銀行 (Ngan Hong) or in English, it is the word for 'bank'. Funnily enough the building, which as you can see is still standing, houses a branch of the Bank of Communications. It's one of China's largest banking organisations so I suspect the sign was for the same company back then.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Phil,

    It is the same bank. The bank used to occupy the ground floor of a shop house back then, but they later knock it down and built upon it the current high rise.

    T

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    1. Hi T - many thanks for the confirmation. I figured the coincidence was too high for it to be anything else but was thrown by the different shaped facade on the building. Nice to have a local expert chip in.
      Cheers
      Phil

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  2. Hi Phil,

    Well, it's just that I grew up in the area and witness it first hand.

    Best Regards,
    T

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