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2010年10月2日 星期六

Behind every beautiful thing there's been some kind of pain

Recently, Heritage preservation is a popular topic in Hong Kong, There are several civil organizations and Institutions to develop and promote the importance of heritage preservation to our Hong Kong citizens, their objective are to revitalize and maintain heritage buildings, and promote the conservation and appreciation of heritage and historic places, and their importance in the life of community. Today, we are going to show you one of the example which is “1881 HERITAGE”.

Located on Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, 1881 Heritage is a renewed historical building of the headquarters of the Hong Kong Marine Police; this place was declared monuments by the Antiquities and Monuments Office in 1994. After several years, it was renewed and developed by Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited, and now it has open to the public, every tourist shouldn't miss out on this awesome place. The building looks like a palace illuminated by white light in the evening.

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For my own view, I agreed with that it is a beautiful attraction in Hong Kong and would attract a lot of tourists for signseeing and even I saw graduates and newly married couples were posing there for their photo-shootings but I think this is some kind of losing when it was renewed. The designer of 1881 Heritage had combined both Victorian architecture and modern building together, we even couldn’t recognized which part of building is historical heritage and which part is an additional building, as well as it has featured many of international shops and luxury hotel instead of 192 trees, only 18 trees survived after reconstructed. It makes me so confused; I even asked myself what means by Heritage preservation? We shouldn't just destroy everything and build fashionable new shops or hotel just to make money. The mission of Heritage preservation should protect and maintain our Heritage rather than destroy and terminate it.

Let’s see the difference


Before

After


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Opening Hour: 10am - 10pm daily

(Exhibition Hall)


Address: No. 2A, Canton Road,

Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon


Tel: 2926 8000

Website:
www.1881heritage.com



more

Source:
http://fotop.net/KinInNature/1881Heritage
http://www.pbase.com/cellini/former_marine_police_headquarters&page=1
http://www.1881heritage.com/
http://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/File:1881_Heritage_Panoramic_View.jpg

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