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Hong Kong Digital Vision: Queen's Pier :: Photoblog in Hong Kong


Hong Kong Digital Vision :: Photoblog in Hong Kong

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Queen's Pier

Queen's Pier

Queen's Pier

Equipment: Canon 30D

Place: Queen's Pier (皇后碼頭), in front of City Hall in Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong

"The pier is steeped in history. Built in 1957 on reclaimed land, to replace a pier adjacent to the Mandarin Hotel, which was then near the waterfront.

The structure consist of tiled concrete base and pillars and model after previous piers in the area. Stairs are located on the northside to allow ferry passengers to board and disembark.

It was formerly a ceremonial landing area for the British Royal Family visiting Hong Kong and for the Governor of Hong Kong landing or leaving Hong Kong. Her Majesty Quenn Elizabeth II landed there in 1975, Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales landed there in November 1989. It was the point of embarcation of Prince Charles and Governer Chris Patten onto a shuttle to board the Royal Yacht Britannia following the handover ceremony on the night of June 30, 1997.

The pier is also a public pier, where pleasure craft were allowed to dock. Tour boats offering a view of the Kowloon side of the harbour use the pier for passenger boarding. Up to 1978, it was the winning line for the annual cross-harbour swimming race." - wikipedia

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1 Comments:

Blogger Grono said...

good photos
and
good observation

Sat Jan 20, 08:24:00 PM GMT+8  

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