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! 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 :-( ).


  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!

  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 :-)