Tuesday, February 28, 2006

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! :-)

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Comments on "Queen Victoria...and the fish"

 

Blogger Arnaud said ... (February 28, 2006 2:44 PM) : 

Wonderfull colors! Nice shot

 

Blogger bob said ... (February 28, 2006 7:49 PM) : 

Is there a prize for spotting the fish?

 

Blogger mea said ... (February 28, 2006 8:08 PM) : 

I found it! He's much more finished than when we last saw him!

 

Blogger Cynthia! said ... (February 28, 2006 8:19 PM) : 

Saw the fish!! It took me a while though :)

 

Blogger Lisi said ... (February 28, 2006 8:30 PM) : 

Haha...Bob that sounds like fun...how about if you spot the fish today I'll give you another "find the fish" photo tomorrow.

Mea and Cynthia, glad you had had fun here!

 

Blogger Rodney said ... (March 01, 2006 1:12 AM) : 

Lisi,

I didn't realize you weren't listed on my links. You are now! Great colors.

 

Blogger luggi said ... (March 01, 2006 1:29 AM) : 

What fish? Then I saw it.

 

Blogger Anna said ... (March 01, 2006 2:10 AM) : 

Lisi, you have the most colored blog! I LOVE IT.

 

Blogger Amande said ... (March 01, 2006 2:57 AM) : 

Hey it's the fish U showed us on Sunday :)

Yous pics are full of colours : that's so beautiful!

 

Blogger Simon said ... (March 01, 2006 5:48 AM) : 

Agree with all, such beautiful vivid colours. And somewhat appropriate for our late late monarch, Vickie the drag queen...

 

Blogger midnitebara said ... (March 01, 2006 4:09 PM) : 

ha,ha,ha. Took me time to find it but I did! nice shot!

 

Blogger local b said ... (March 02, 2006 7:18 AM) : 

The pastels in the background really stand out. Great eye!

 

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