Famous street ‘time travels’ from HK’s earliest days up to the present day

The second oldest street in Hong Kong, Hollywood Road runs between Central and Sheung Wan. It is home to the historic – Man Mo Temple and Central Police Station – and the modern – Mid-Levels Escalator. As well as a host of trendy bars and restaurants, it is also the location of choice for a number of art galleries and antique shops. The latter particularly congregate around Lascar Row, also known as Cat Street; this specialisation, apparently, dates back over 100 years to when foreign traders and sailors would sell artefacts that they had “acquired” in China.