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Hugo Explores Deserted Army Mess

Avid urban explorer Hugo ventures into a deserted former army officer mess.

Built in 1933, it was a single-storey L-shape building with a terrace in front. The
facades are generally finished with painted roughcast rendering. There are
large and regularly spaced steel windows, a bar and a fireplace with
granite mantel. It has been deserted since 1997.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture,
leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2021
11 Apr 2021


This Store Has the Best Kailan!

A woman shopper in a Shamshuipo vegetable market appears to say.

Shamshuipo . Hong Kong | 2021
10 Apr 2021


Century-old Tai Kwun - Integrating Monument with Art

The Former Central Police Station compound, built between 1841 and 1925,
comprises 16 historic building including the former Central Police Station,
the former Central Magistracy and Victoria Prison.

With a rich history dating back to the mid-19th century, the site comprises
some of the earliest structures built under British colonial rule.

The compound is a unique cluster of relatively low-rise buildings sitting in a
prime location in the heart of Central. In 1995, the compound was listed
as Declared Monuments.

It underwent a heritage revitalisation at the highest standards and reopened
to the public on 29 May 2018 as "Tai Kwun", a centre for heritage and arts.

Central . Hong Kong | 2021
9 Apr 2021


Dinah Explores Abandoned Apartments

Dinah, an avid photographer and urban explorer from New York, ventures
into abandoned apartments in the city.

The building was completed in 1954. It has 4 storeys with 2 apartments
of 928 to 1,024 sq ft on each floor. Some of the apartments are nicely
decorated, many are littered with belongings including family photos,
personal letters, books, silverware, beds, desks, sofas, etc, while
others are cleared of furnishings.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except
picture, leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2021
8 Apr 2021


16th Century Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall

The Tang Chung Ling Ancestral Hall is one of the largest ancestral halls in Hong
Kong. It is reputed to have been built around 1525 in honour of the founding
ancestor, Tang Chung-ling (1302-1387), and became the main ancestral
hall of the Tang clan at Lung Yeuk Tau, Fanling.

The magnificent ancestral hall is a 3-hall building with two spacious internal
courtyards. An annex, which serves as the kitchen, is attached to the right
side. The whole building is exquisitely decorated with fine wood carvings,
elaborate plaster mouldings, ceramic sculptures and murals of auspicious
Chinese motifs, reflecting the superb craftsmanship of the period.

Full restoration was completed in 1992 and it was declared a monument in 1997.

Fanling . Hong Kong | 2021
7 Apr 2021


Swallowtail Butterfly Feeding

Swallowtails are large colourful butterflies. The forked appearance in
some of the swallowtails' hindwings gave rise to its common name.
Wings have striking black and white geometric patterns with colour
accents. Flying speed is high.

Lantau . Hong Kong | 2021
6 Apr 2021


Hugo Explores Deserted Western-Chinese Mansion

Avid urban explorer Hugo ventures into a deserted 3-storey Western-Chinese
style mansion.

The mansion sits on a vast site of 6,765 sq ft. Its architecture blends Chinese and
Western styles, with wooden screens that divide the main hall and tasteful iron
window grilles. Grand symmetrical chandeliers and elegant floor tiles add style
to the large main hall. It has been deserted for many years.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture, leave
no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2021
5 Apr 2021


Ching Ming Festival on Easter Sunday

Time to visit the cemetery on Ching Ming Festival and Easter Sunday.

Ching Ming Festival, also called Tomb Sweeping Day, is a traditional Chinese festival
for most people to go and sweep tombs and commemorate their ancestors.

Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a Christian festival and holiday
commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, on the third day after
his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c 30 AD.

Happy Valley . Hong Kong | 2021
4 Apr 2021


Karma Explores Century-old Abandoned Mansion

Karma, a multi-talented artist, photographer, traveler, composer, writer,
and avid urban explorer ventures into a century-old abandoned mansion.

The 2-storey mansion was built in about 1918. It blends Chinese and
Western architectural styles, reflecting the integration of both cultures
in the 1920s and 1930s. It is called "Chinese Renaissance" architecture.
The mansion, with a path behind leading to a tomb for the ancestors, provides
a resting place for descendants before and after grave sweeping.

It is now rated as a Grade I historic building.

Urban exploration is based on the principles of take nothing except picture,
leave no trace and not revealing the location.

Hong Kong | 2021
3 Apr 2021


Flower Show 2021 | Tulips at Tamar Park in Admiralty

The 2021 Hong Kong Flower Show is being held separately this year in designated
parks in 18 districts. The most special is the tulip garden in Tamar Park at Admiralty.

Admiralty . Hong Kong | 2021
2 Apr 2021


Hong Kong Protests Prominent at World Press Photo Exhibition after being Nixed

The prestigeous World Press Photo Contest Exhibition was initially
scheduled to open on March 1 at Baptist University, which cancelled
at the last minute after a pro-Beijing newspaper accused it of inciting violence.

The showcase of the annual competition that awards “the best visual journalism”
around the world was nixed as Beijing and local authorities oversee a
sweeping crackdown on dissent in the city.

5 photos from the 2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition protests by Nicolas Asfouri
of Agence France-Presse won first prize in the 'General News, Stories'
category, attracting lots of attention.

The winning images by Asfouri include a shot of a police officer brutally
kneeing the neck of a downed protester and a group of teenage girls in
school uniforms holding hands in a human chain protest against the
now-withdrawn extradition bill in September of 2019.

The exhibition features 10 visual stories including pro-democracy protests
in Iraq, Algeria, and Hong Kong and other overlaying themes like climate change.

AFP photographer Yasuyoshi Chiba won Photo of the Year with an
image of a man in Sudan reciting poetry during anti-government protests.

In October 2020, the same exhibition was shut down a week early
without explanation by authorities in neighbouring Macau.

A total of 157 photographs by 44 photojournalists from around
the world are showcased at theDesk, 5/F, United Centre in Admiralty, through
April 10. Advance registration is required and free tickets are gone
quickly by popular demand.

Admiralty . Hong Kong | 2021
1 Apr 2021

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