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Kai Yuen Street 繼園街

Location: Kai Yuen, Street, North Point, Hong Kong

 

Pentax MZ-5

SMC Pentax-FA 31mm f/1.8 AL Limited

Rollei Retro 80s

 

Kodak D-76 (1+1)

12:30 min at 20ºC

 

Development details on FilmDev

 

The Kai Yuen Street has always been populated with the rich and famous who wish to stay low-profile. Writer Eileen Chang 張愛玲 and painter Zhang Da-qian 張大千were among those who fled China and found some peace living there.

 

The street was named after a magnificent mansion at the knoll. The mansion, Kai Yuen, was home for the family of Chan Wai-chow 陳維周until it was demolished in the late 1960s. Chan Wai-chow 陳濟棠was the brother of Chen Jitang who governed Guangdong province after the Kuomingtang’s Northern Expedition from 1929 to 1936. Chan built Kai Yuen 1938 after his brother’s downfall.

 

The apartments are known for their high ceilings and sky gardens. The neighbourhood is friendly and the security is good.

 

Sources: varsity.com.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/2010/12/kai_yuen_street/

 

 

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Taken on March 28, 2016