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Tracing Colonial History Through Street Names

Interactive Website Tracing Hong Kong’s Colonial Past

The naming of streets and roads is rarely arbitrary, in fact, it often embeds hints of a place’s local history. Many of the street names in Hong Kong reflects its colonial past (the 1800s — 1997), with streets being named after the British royal family and officials.

Tracing History Through Street Names is an interactive website using various forms of maps — 2D, street view, and satellite imagery — to trace the history of streets in Hong Kong and the relationship between the city and its former colonial ruler.
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