Hong Kong Central -中環- is located in the very center of Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong.. in which is more boarded into the western District of Hong Kong Island.. it is greatly opposite to the Central business area of Tsim Sha Tsui across the Victoria Harbour- in its previous name of the district was formerly named Victoria City that naming of Central hasn’t been used, or it’s been rarely utilized for name..
Within the Central, it’s one of the many cores cities that within Hong Kong Region.. as existing today is still the main focus area for international First Class for Multi Nationals finances – technologies Corporations- also the many countries consulates also a massive networks of arrays of Malls every level to be located within that district… Central’s landscape is like the in Mainland China’s Grand Canyon in the Hubei Province in where organically through time the Hubei’s Canyon landscape carved out by wind ice into towering mountains landscape like in throughout Hong Kong Landscape in which is replaced with the Concrete, metal steel glass towering buildings within a tropical forest that surrounds Hong Kong Also the mountainous areas of New Territories…….
The Hong Kong Central landscape is like the China’s Grand Canyon in the Hubei Province……..
Tamar Park Admiralty- looking back at the city landscape with the towering mountains like inorganically grown everso changing landscape..
in the background is the IFC building with the only building in Hong Kong the Hong Kong Shanghai Bank in which still can be relocated if needed..
when you look at the Hong Kong Centrals landscape you can see the layers of history that’s taken place with intensive construction as each level …..
canyons of towering mountains with ever changing oriental skyline..
canyons of towering mountains with ever changing oriental night time lantern skyline..
In the backdrop is the iconic design the HSBC – Hong Kong Shanghai Bank also the second tallest building in Hong Kong the IFC building tower -412 meters tall..
Walking towards heading towards the Victoria Peak Tram to Garden Road.. in which is around the corner..
Looking at the back drop is the HSBC- Hong Kong Shanghai Bank.. walking past Garden Road in Central looking at St. Johns Cathedral..
Looking back at gorgeous times views New Territories Hong Kong towards Tsim Sha Tsui Kowloon Photographer Kevin James Ng for KevinJamesNg.com月LunaCrescent.com
The HSBC Hong Kong Shanghai Bank is one of the most Iconic innovative buildings that’s design like the with Traditional Chinese building designs… that design is to it allows the building to be relocated like the Forbidden City. or any Traditional Chinese building.. .
Central in Hong Kong, is also was developed by the People of Hong Kong, also from the day from the day of British arrived developing Central on Kowloon Peninsula in which Central could be knowingly extended outwardly towards Sheung Wan, Aberdeen Street –Wing Kut Street with Admiralty.. After 1997 during the handover the People of Hong Kong made the region stronger with long term planning in which Hong Kong Has gone through strength to strength more. As that strength in long term planning translated in the succession of continuous buildings- construction developments that played turn Hong Kong region’s building towering landscape that it’ll always keeping itself already always in tomorrow…
When I look at every individual building, also every single street in Hong Kong, this case in Central each of its own has its own story to tell, in which its individual design has lot of to say about its functionally how it reacts to the street environment organically, in which that organically component is Feng Shui- wind- water.. Also within that Feng Shui component each building is design according to street layout in which given way of giving them more flow of good energy in some cases like other designs try to absorb that good energy also deflect negative energy… in which the street way orientated to that manner in which that…every street town planning has a it’s Feng Shui elements..
Changes towards the night its view is always constantly changing throughout from the morning towards the later in the night with its neonic towering city landscape, the Symphony of Lights which begins at 2000 Hours Hong Kong Time every night… in which it lights up from Wan Chi towards the Central, in which most of the building neonic with a symphony light show in between Tsim Sha Tsui……
As I enter within the walls of its fortifications, as the Fortaleza do Monte was primary in built in between 1617- 1626 on as the walls its fortifications are build fifty two meters high… in which is built on a mountain name Mount Hill.. As the construction begins its original design of the complex was to protect the local inhabitants from Pirates, local bandits in the area patrolled station wise around the fort is watch towers, the fort proved its worth in which holding of any 1622 Dutch incursion in the past.. As the fort was providing in provision in defense for the neighborhood in which later as time progressive, it was later converted in first Governor Residences during 1623 to 1470… Later wards onwards it became a police battalion for two companies 1810 towards 1841… Later onwards taking on another form of defense, as the defense of as weather observation for Meteorological Department of Portuguese Macau in the year 1966 to 1996… from that point it slowly transition to a Museum of Macau as the relocation of the Observatory was place at Tapa..
As walking around, in looking at the city landscape onwardly towards the accompany Macau’s island Tapa, in its distance which had the retro looking casino buildings that dates with the 1960’s Las Vegas look but with its character to its own.. In which there’s one that looks Jaded that looks like seven swords adjoining in which is the Grand Lisboa, the Design speaks out retro Las Vegas meet East in which it design by Hong Kong architects Dennis Lau and Ng Chun Man in which during its day it was the tallest building 261 meters tall in which now has superseded by it 21st century counterparts as Macau becomes more maturely in its developments…
There are several parts in of Fortaleza do Monte, in which one notability outside with the defense walls in which the internal museum contains the relics that have been savage by the Ruins of St. Paul’s in which some have been discovered within from the after the fire from that time.. Also among the exhibition is the restoration of the persons that was buried within the Crypts that was exposed after the fire as their skeletal remains restored..
Among the remains there are other relics that associated with the Church also its historical past as a fort, Governor Residences, to its final emplacement from a Meteorological Observatory to a National Maco Museum… As above wise the Fortaleza do Monte-Maco Museum, contains most of the historical elements. In which has a reflecting pond alongside the fort main building…… along with most of its retain features is the door way which open up from within towards the outside as it only has one way in also out.. in with its stairways are design for two purposes one to carry up or down of those cast steel cannons, on the flat rail paths that helix away from also it munitions.. To the top or bellow confinement as all are ramp like paths that lead internally inward inside the fort……..
As a walkable adjacent to hill wise to the Ruins of St. Paul’s is the hill side Portuguese fortification of, – Fortaleza do Monte in which is adjacent to only fifty meters away.. in which walking the historically steps of Mount Hill.. In which those steps aside has old as the Ruins of St. Paul Church, in which you have to be respectable in this area as you walk up wards in beginning of the steps, is also an extension graveyard crypt of the Church… also the fort provides a protection of the St. Paul’s Church below..
Walking up among those historical stone stairs in which leads up towards a modern escalator, in which midway leading towards modern visitor center in which show case along the way the historical significant of place.. In which in the center is the Maco Museum, as below the stair ways there’s a small market square space in which selling souvenirs….
As walking onwards outside of the Fortaleza do Monte, I could see the all-encompassing view of layers of Macau city neighborhood landscape… as its history unfolds with all the cannons gunnery emplacements readiness in defending the fort also the Church of Saint Paul’s below, tactically placed to with one of its Alarming bells to signal the fort….. Looking around in the fort the main fortifications seeming the fort operations seeming it covers all sides of protecting the township below…
Looking in the distance is Mainland China, across the Harbour one of heaviest patrol Harbors in the world with constant patrol boats patrolling in between sides of Macau –SAR each Border patrolling on their partaking… as walking to one placement of the cannons looking at the older casinos of Macau, with that 1950’s retro last Vegas look… in that area where its modernized with wider roads, than the older Macau road in which was designated for horses carriages in those days, now those roads are now replaced with scooters with smaller cars to get around in with alley way streets in which you have to drive one way in which you’ll have to know the street outlining pretty well in which Google maps helps..
Looking in the distance with the Harbour channel in view this part of the city is defending within the capable outline of the cannon emplacements especially from the Harbour in those days still the Harbour also the river way…..