2013.11.7 | 亞畢諾道 arbuthnot road
central magistracy is sandwiched by central police station and the victoria prison. the three is the landmark heritage compound not important to the district of central but the whole territory. central magistracy seems to be more detached from the people. as far as i knew, it has not opened to public after being graded.
would it be the almighty presence the architecture projects and the function of this historic site that contribute to this distance between the people and the place, i believe they play a part.
the greek classical style of the façade: the grand and beautiful columns, the bold lettering, details in the decorating lines and patterns; and the history, humble me and i reckon many more.
there was a feature on scmp few weeks ago reported that some structures in the heritage compound are fear to be damaged during the revitalization project. i just pray that this golden site can be kept safe and true to its history.