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Moon over Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong Island, China.

This is an archive shot, taken on my way back to England, having worked in Australia for a year. Pacific Place is a complex featuring a shopping mall, several hotels and office towers, that opened in Admiralty in phases between 1988 and 1991. The area was developed as a naval base by the British military in the 19th century. They built the Wellington Barracks, Murray Barracks, Victoria Barracks and Admiralty Dock at the site. Following the urbanization of the north shore of Hong Kong Island, the military area split the urban area. The Hong Kong Government tried many times to get the land from the British military to connect the two urban areas, but the military refused. It was not until the 1970s that the land was gradually returned to government and changed to commercial buildings and gardens. The Chinese name, Kam Chung (金鐘), lit. "Golden Bell", refers to the bell that was used for timekeeping at Wellington Barracks. Some changes: I wonder if it's changed more since. Bound to have done I suppose... Forever Changes.

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