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Old and New at Tai Kwun

The old Prison Yard D Hall juxtaposed against the new and modern
JC Cube of the 170-year-old Central Police Station compound,
revitalised as Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts.

It opens on Tuesday, 29 May after an eight-year, HK$3.8 billion
(US$484 million) project funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Central Hong Kong | 2018
31 May 2018

Tai Kwun Lightshow

The 170-year history of the Central Police Station compound,
opens on Tuesday as Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts,
comes to life on the facade of the Barrack Block. The
lightshow, designed by artist Lam Tung Pang, runs
through 24 June with 2 shows at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

The '100 Faces of Tai Kwun' is the first public exhibition
after an eight-year, HK$3.8 billion (US$484 million)
revitalisation project funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club.
Through 2 September.

Central Hong Kong | 2018
30 May 2018

Reservoirs Dried Up

With record heatwave hitting Hong Kong for 12 straight days,
reservoirs are drying up. Lau Shui Heung Reservoir in Fanling
is almost barren and hikers can walk across the exposed,
cracked surface of its dried-up bed.

Others, such as Tai Tam Upper Reservoir, are seen with very
low level of water revealing layers of watermarks on its
outcrop exposed to the air.

Fanling Hong Kong | 2018
29 May 2018

Nadia and Sera at Windermere

Polish sisters Nadia and Sera Gomez Garcia, who work in the
service industry in Bowness-on-Windermere at the Lake District
National Park, relax under the cherry blossoms on the lake
front after work.

Bowness-on-Windermere United Kingdom | 2018
28 May 2018

June 4 Rally

1,100 rally to commemorate the 29th anniversary of June 4
Tiananmen Square protest in 1989, despite record
sweltering heat. They vent their anger of Beijing
and asking for 'end of one party rule', human
rights, freedom and democracy for China.

Wanchai Hong Kong | 2018
27 May 2018

Belfast City Hall

Built in Baroque Revival style mainly with Portland stone,
Belfast's City Hall features towers at each of the four
corners, with a lantern-crowned 173 ft (53 m) copper dome
in the centre, it dominates the city centre skyline.

Belfast Northern Ireland United Kingdom | 2018
26 May 2018

Grand Canal Docks

Urban renewal has rejuvenated the previously run down and
neglected Grand Canal Docks into a trendy area with leafy
open plazas, hip bars and eateries plus a grand theatre.
The presence of Google and Facebook here shows how
vibrant this area is.

Dublin Ireland | 2018
25 May 2018

Phoenix Park Deer

Around 300 deer roam the ground of Phoenix Park, one of the
world's largest city parks in Dublin, at 709 hectares. They
were introduced by Lord Ormond in 1662 to turn it into a
royal hunting ground.

Dublin Ireland | 2018
24 May 2018

Trinity College Old Library

The magnificant 65m Long Room with its barrel-vaulted ceiling, is
lined with shelves containing 200,000 of the library's oldest
manuscripts at Trinity College, Ireland's most prestigious
university which was established by Elizabeth I in 1592.

Downstairs is home to the stunningly beautiful Book of Kells,
Trinity College's prized possession.

Dublin Ireland | 2018
23 May 2018

Belfast Titanic

Titanic Belfast is a multimedia experience opened in 2012, a monument
to Belfast's maritime heritage on the site of the former Harland &
Wolff shipyard where the RMS Titanic was built.

Titanica, a bronze sculpture by Rowan Gillespie depicting a diving
female figure, fronts the building. It charts the history of Belfast
and the ill-fated world-famous ship, which hit an iceberg and sank
during her maiden voyage in 1912.

Belfast Northern Ireland United Kingdom | 2018
22 May 2018

Giant's Causeway

A couple marvels at the spectacular rock formation of Giant's Causeway,
Northern Ireland's only UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a geological
wonder. The 40,000 basalt stone hexagonal columns left by volcanic
eruptions 60 million years ago intrigue and inspire visitors.

Causeway Coast Northern Ireland United Kingdom | 2018
21 May 2018

Belfast Waterfront

Belfast Waterfront is a multi-purpose conference and entertainment centre,
in Belfast, Northern Ireland, designed by local architects' firm Robinson
McIlwaine. Practice partner Peter McGuckin was the project architect.

Belfast| 2018
20 May 2018

Castlerigg Stone Circle

Jack from Auckland sits on the dramatic Castlerigg Stone Circle,
perched on a lonely hilltop up from Keswick. Constructed between
3000-4000 years ago, the circle consists of 38-42 stones. The
tallest is around 8 ft high and the largest weighs over 16 tons.

How the ancient Britons move these massive rocks to this isolated
location remains a mystery, nor do we know its exact purpose.

Keswick United Kingdom | 2018
19 May 2018

Gorgeous Buttermere

The tranquil water of Buttermere, surrounded by emerald hills
offers stunning vistas. This view, from the south side of the
lake, is one of the top vistas in the United Kingdom.

Buttermere United Kingdom | 2018
18 May 2018

Cruising Derwentwater

Cruising the Derwentwater, the prettiest lake in the Lakeland
is the most popular pastime since mid-19th Century. The Keswick
Launch Company calls at seven landing stages around the lake.

Keswick United Kingdom | 2018
17 May 2018


Studded with islands and ringed by scowling fells, Derwentwater
is deemed by many as the prettiest body of water in the Lake
District. After climbing to the summit of Castle Crag, one would
be rewarded with the gorgeous view of the lake across the valley.

Keswick United Kingdom | 2018
16 May 2018

Lanercost Priory

The beautiful Augustinian Lanercost Priory, a 13th-century
church housing within its dramatic triple tier of arches,
is the best-preserved of Cumbrian monasteries.

Lanercost United Kingdom | 2018
15 May 2018

Farm at Sunset

The setting sun lights up a farm in Solway, near Carlisle at
the northern Lake District. The field is covered with
plastic to protect the newly planted seed with a
greenhouse effect.

Solway United Kingdom | 2018
14 May 2018

Taking Off

Two geese taking off from Tarn Hows, a picturesque lake about
1.5 miles (2.4 km) northwest of Hawkshead, and one of the
most popular sites in the Lake District.

Tarn Hows United Kingdom | 2018
13 May 2018

Bridge House

The best-known landmark of Ambleside, located at the northern end of
Lake Windermere, is the tiny Bridge House, which straddles the waters
of Stock Ghyll in downtown. It was originally a shop that sells apples
from the orchard nearby. One local legend claims that it is a clever
way to avoid paying land tax.

Ambleside United Kingdom | 2018
12 May 2018

Lake Windermere

Row boats available for hire at Windermere, the largest natural lake
in England and the Lake District National Park, which is a UNESCO
World Heritage Site in 2017 and one of National Geographic's
50 Places of a Lifetime.

Bowness-on-Windermere United Kingdom | 2018
11 May 2018

Steve at Museum of Art

Steve walks pass the Museum of Art in Tsimshatsui.

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2014
10 May 2018

M+ Pavilion

The M+ Pavilion, designed by VPANG Architects, JET Architecture and
Lisa Cheung, opened in September 2016 and serves as the primary
site for M+ exhibitions in the run-up to the completion of the M+
(Museum +) building at the West Kowloon Cultural District.

After M+ opens it will become a new space for artists, designers
and organisations to stage independent small-scale exhibitions
and events in the Art Park.

West Kowloon Hong Kong | 2018
9 May 2018

Nissa Bella by Martial Raysse

Nissa Bella by Martial Raysse, a French artist from Nice who
is one of the pioneers in pop art that preceded Andy Warhol
and James Rosenquist.

Part of exhibition 'School of Nice - From Pop Art to Happenings'
of the French May programme at City Hall Exhibition Hall,
through 27 May.

Central Hong Kong | 2018
8 May 2018

Light Well of Chungking Mansions

The interior light well exposes the unsanitary underbelly of
Chungking Mansions. Completed in 1961, it is well known for
offering the cheapest accommodation in Hong Kong.

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2018
7 May 2018

Vickey at Chungking Mansions

Vickey from Bengaluru, India works at a telecom shop at
Chungking Mansions. Completed in 1961, Chungking Mansions
features guesthouses, curry restaurants, African bistros,
clothing shops, sari stores, and foreign exchange offices.

It often acts as a large gathering place for some of the ethnic
minorities in Hong Kong, particularly South Asians (Indians,
Nepalese, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankans),Middle Eastern
people, Nigerians, and many other peoples of the world.

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2018
6 May 2018

Noman at Chungking Mansions

Pakistani Noman, from Multan in the province of Punjab, works behind
the counter at a pastry shop at Chungking Mansions. Completed in 1961,
Chungking Mansions in Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, is well known as the
cheapest accommodation in Hong Kong.

Though the building was supposed to be residential, it is made up of
many independent low-budget hotels, shops and other services. The
unusual atmosphere of the building is sometimes compared to that
of the former Kowloon Walled City. Peter Shadbolt of CNN stated that
the complex was the "unofficial African quarter of Hong Kong".

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2018
5 May 2018

Star Wars Day

Star Wars fans dressed as Stormtroopers to celebrate Star Wars Day
on May 4th with the slogan 'May the 4th (Force) be with you!'

Causeway Bay Hong Kong | 2018
4 May 2018

Street Art by Mooncasket

Street art by Evangeline Chan, aka Mooncasket and a Hong Kong based
illustrator. She has designed artwork for House of Vans Asia Tour
2015. Mooncasket delivers art to the more humble, young and fun
people of Hong Kong.

Tsimshatsui Hong Kong | 2018
3 May 2018

Tai Wo Tong Herbal Shop

Established in 1932, Tai Wo Tong Herbal Medicine Company,
a traditional Chinese herbal medicine shop is closing
after 86 years and will be revitalised and converted into
a cafe in a few months.

Kowloon City Hong Kong | 2018
2 May 2018

Thousands Rally on May Day

Over 5,000 people in Hong Kong march on Labour Day to demand
legislation on standard working hours, out-sourcing wages,
part-time work protection and a universal pension scheme.
They march from Victoria Park to Government headquarters
in Admiralty.

Causeway Bay Hong Kong | 2018
1 May 2018

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