• A tile workshop at 378 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A tile workshop at 378 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A splash of colour is a party for the eyes at 160 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A splash of colour is a party for the eyes at 160 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A bamboo steamer workshop at 12 Western Street, around the corner from Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A bamboo steamer workshop at 12 Western Street, around the corner from Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • Tea in tin jars at a 596 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    Tea in tin jars at a 596 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A classic barbecue meat eatery at 263 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A classic barbecue meat eatery at 263 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A  porcelain shop at 299 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A porcelain shop at 299 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A riot of colour and character at 278 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A riot of colour and character at 278 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A traditional Chinese medicine shop at 360 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A traditional Chinese medicine shop at 360 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • All your plumbing and tool needs at 108 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    All your plumbing and tool needs at 108 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A locksmith at 250a Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A locksmith at 250a Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A shop with everything one would need for the house at 196 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A shop with everything one would need for the house at 196 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A tea shop at 74 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A tea shop at 74 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A funeral offerings store at 148 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A funeral offerings store at 148 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A gift store with statues, scrolls and arts at 196 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A gift store with statues, scrolls and arts at 196 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A laundry at 299 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A laundry at 299 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • Lanterns, good luck charms and more at 160 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    Lanterns, good luck charms and more at 160 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A dried goods and Chinese traditional medicine shop at 60 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A dried goods and Chinese traditional medicine shop at 60 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A shop at 148 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A shop at 148 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
  • A store is gone at 299 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss
    A store is gone at 299 Queen's Road West. Photo: William Furniss

Framing history

A philanthropist and photographer document the disappearing streetscape of the first road laid on Hong Kong Island

December 14, 2016 9:03 AM (UTC+8)