Sunday, June 29, 2014

Yellowthread Street (TV Series) - Bruce Payne (1990) - Wanchai Harbourfront, Hong Kong

The whole series of Yellowthread Street uses some great aerial shots of the territory and the next one is from Episode 3: Key Witness. We have a nice sweeping view that starts from the Wanchai Interchange (the big roundabout below) and then pans west towards Central.

 The Wanchai Interchange with a small glimpse of Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter to the north. Below we pan to the left (west) and can see Wanchai Sports ground with what looks like some javelin distance marking on it?

The flyover that crosses the main road (Gloucester Rd) towards the sports ground is Marsh Road. Just below we can see the black side of the Sun Hung Kai Centre.


The pool belongs to the Harbour Road Sports Centre and is called Wanchai Training Pool. All seem to have so far survived despite all the current reclamation going on.


This is the interesting bit (for me, at least) because it shows the area that is now occupied by Central Plaza (opened 1992) and where then small semi circle protrudes into the harbour is now occupied by the Convention and Exhibition Centre - the venue where the handover ceremony was held in 1997. The white building behind the Sun Hung Kai Centre is the China Resources Building and in front of that is a bare site which is where Central Plaza now stands. Despite all this redevelopment, I think most of these buildings still stand including the curved structure (next to the semi-circle) which is the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel.


 Th final few pictures looking over towards a rather misty looking Central, with HMS Tamar obvious (the square piece of water) at the harbourfront and for the more eagle-eyed of you should see the white with black stripes side of the Bank Of America tower and next to it the golden Far East Finance Centre.

2 comments:

  1. Hi Phil,

    The section of HK Convention & Exhibition Centre where the handover was held had not been built yet when the series was filmed. The HKCEC old wing was sort of new in the screens.

    Thanks & Best Regards,
    T

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    1. Hi Thomas, yes, i could've explained it a bit better, but never mind, readers can view your comment and understand i think :-) cheers, phil

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