October 1st – A world away

Hong Kong House

A cluster of brightly coloured sticky-notes. On each a message, presumably from the local ex-pat Hong Kong citizens.

Hong Kong House is situated on the corner of Sydney’s Druitt and York Sts, in one of central Sydney’s many heritage listed buildings. Since 1995 it has been the home of the Hong Kong Economic Trade Office (HKETO, Australia and New Zealand), and other government groups.

The building itself began life as the Central Hotel. The design was the winning entry for Ambrose Thornley Jnr, with the hotel opening its doors in 1890.

The hotel was considered one of the finest in the CBD, largely due to its proximity to the Queen Victoria Building.

Back to the notes ….. I’m deliberately trying not to politicise this post. However if you want to understand this peaceful protest, then Google’ing Umbrella Revolution will help.


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