Sunday Snapshot | The Clock is Ticking | Hong Kong

This post was last updated on May 18th, 2014

 Clock Tower Hong Kong

The Clock Tower had a bit of a rough start. Building began in 1913, but lack of funding and construction delays (due to WWI) interfered.  It took nearly 8 years, but finally the clock became fully functional in 1921. The old Clock Tower is now a Declared Monument and stands strong among the surrounding modern skyscrapers.  It also makes a great subject to photograph while waiting for the Symphony of Lights on Tsim Sha Tsui.

 

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  1. That’s a lovely shot of the clock tower. I didn’t realize it was that old! I agree it does look nice with the skyscrapers in the distance. Provides a good contrast.
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    • Thanks! Hong Kong is definitely a city with an interesting mix of old and new.

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