Daily Archives: March 18, 2013


HISTORY – Exclusive: The Peak Tram in 1908 & More Unseen Vintage Photos

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The Royal Geographic Society (which holds regular events in HK) is currently promoting its ‘Hidden Journeys’ project – expect to see their interactive guides at your aeroplane seat soon… Their visual walk-throughs follow the flight paths of your journey and include information and photographs from online sources and their own archives.

The RGS have kindly shared some rare, old images of colonial Hong Kong with us – all of which date back to the turn of the 20th century. Click to enlarge…

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1908 – A certain Peak Tram devoid of encroaching skyscrapers. Copyright RGS-IBG / A. S. Waley