Sunday, June 25, 2017

Das Mädchen von Hongkong - Joachim Fuchsberger (1973) - Shun Ning Road, Cheung Sha Wan

The "girl from Hong Kong" of the title works in a street market. Luckily for me this is an area I am familiar with because I live not far away and had the unfortunate experience of attending the nearby hospital on more than one occasion. This whole area in undergoing redevelopment and there aren't many of the old tenement buildings left.

These first two screengrabs show us looking west along Shun Ning Road. The sloped retaining wall at the back is the old entrance to what is now Caritas Hospital - I'm not so sure about the history of the hospital or how long it's been there but the buildings occupying that space now are fairly new.

Part of the market also extended down Hing Wah Street, Even today the road is very wide and there used to be market stalls that occupied what is now a beautified central reservation. The road slopes considerably up towards the junctions with Shun Ning Road and Po On Road and at the top was the old So Uk Estate. You can see one of the old buildings in So Uk in the background.

Hing Wah Street with So Uk at the back

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