Sunday, November 5, 2017

Heisser Hafen Hongkong - Horst Frank (1962) - Kimberley Street, Tsim Sha Tsui

Here's another find by the master of obscure places, Thomas. I had been asking about this funny looking road and Thomas came back to me with Kimberley Street as the likely culprit. On further investigation it turns out he was spot on again. This is pretty good going seeing as this film is 55 years old (as of 2017).

On the left, just before the kink in the road are some rather interesting window shades that have tapered uprights running up the side of the window opening. Some of these still exist today on a 1953-constructed building marked as #22. Although the main portion of this block was demolished, and now the Kimberley Hotel occupies the space, number 22 is a partial remnant of this once larger block and still has the distinct tapered window shades. If you look beyond the road there is a large white building that I believe is South Sea Mansions. It's still around and was built the same year this film was made, so I'm wondering if I can still detect some scaffolding on the exterior?

Anyway, once again a big thanks to Thomas.

If anyone has any memories of "Lily's Garden" or any other bar around there, feel free to leave a comment.

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