Photograph recently bought on eBay shows Sai Wan (Chai Wan) bay. It was most probably taken from the Tai Tam road above Sai Wan and looking Eastwards across the bay towards Little Sai Wan (Siu Sai Wan) in the left distance. Apologies for the lack of definition but it is a small 127 sized print. The inscription on the back of the photograph (next image) wrongly describes the white streak across the hillside as being a section of the road that runs round the island. It was actually the Cape Collinson Road, that still exists. Some of the terraced fields on the lowest part of the hillside are just visible as are, perhaps, some of the houses in the Tai Ping Village.
Sai Wan c1936
Submitted by Andrew Suddaby
Date picture taken (may be approximate):
Wednesday, January 1, 1958
- Sai Wan c1936 shows Place Sai Wan Bay [????-????]
- Sai Wan c1936 shows Place Chai Wan fields [????- ]
- Sai Wan c1936 shows Place Tai Ping Village [????-????]
Nice one to have. Thank you for posting. Goes well with a few photos from the 1950s from a similar vantage point.
I've asked the seller to check through the old photograph album this came from and let me know of any other photographs that might be of interest - excluding ones of aircaft, etc. that go for a lot of money! Andrew