Golden Bauhinia Square

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This lovely card from Hong Kong arrived today as well. Thank you to Polly from Hong Kong who has chosen it. The postcard shows the Golden Bauhinia Square (Chinese: 金紫荊廣場) outside the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on the waterfront in Wan Chai. The square was named after the giant statue of a golden Bauhinia blakeana at the centre of the area, where the ceremonies for the handover of Hong Kong and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was held in July 1997. A flag-raising ceremony is held every day at 8:00am.

The sculpture, a gilded flower bauhinia, is 6 meters high. The major part is composed of a bauhinia on a base of red granite pillar on a pyramid.

I would really love to visit Hong Kong soon.

 

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