Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold - Tamara Dobson (1975) - Blake Pier, Central

Although not the original (which has been recreated/reconstructed in Stanley next to the recreated Murray House) the 1970's version of Blake Pier (actually built in the mid-60's) was angled and had an open air restaurant at the end. We've seen it several times on this blog already - though that's not surprising given its prime waterfront location. The view was nice, as you will see, but apparently the food left a lot to be desired.

Several things to note on these few screen caps. The first thing of note is the vehicular ferry in the background. We know from those previous blog posts that the ferry was right next to the old Central Vehicular ferry pier. In the second picture the things that stands out for me is the old Central Fire Station - the white building in the background. A very grand affair that has now, sadly, been replaced by the Hang Seng HQ building.

The approximate location of where these guys were sitting is currently around where Man Cheung Road passes the southern side of the IFC2.

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