Monday, April 13, 2015

Shatter - Stuart Whitman (1974) - Barker Road Peak Tram Station, The Peak

We've been here a couple of times before, most notably on Bud Spencer's Flatfoot in Hong Kong and of course with Clark Gable in Soldier of Fortune. Here we are with Stuart Whitman as he ascends Hong Kong's very famous Peak.

The tram station hasn't changed at all, it's pretty much the same as it was then, but the view at the back has increased in height significantly. The lone tower block you can see on the lower picture is the circular Century Tower (1) - a rather nicely shaped residential block that is still around (and still very stylish), but these days it isn't so prominent, being surrounded with a whole bunch of new stuff. I can't recreate this view using Streetview (or anything else for that matter) because it looks to have been filmed from the side of the track itself, rather than the more easily reachable roadside below, but here is a picture of the station I took at the beginning of the year when I walked up Old Peak Road.

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