Queen Victoria...and the fish
|Since Victoria Park was mentioned, I should introduce Her Majesty. Queen Victoria was the ruling monarch when HK became British colony, so lots of landmarks were named after her, eg, Victoria Harbour. During the WWII Japanese occupation, this beautiful bronze statue was taken to Japan to be melted, but luckily it survived.|
Thousands of HK landmarks and public facilities were named after British royalties and dignitaries and there had been discussions on whether they should be renamed after 1997. To the relief of many, the decision was to keep the names...just imagine, overnight, Prince's Building at King's Street and Queen's Road becomes Liberation Building at People's Street and Revolution Road...chaos...
You can still see a fish in this post! :-)