2013.1.23 | 金巴利道及加拿芬道 kimberley road & carnarvon road, tsim shat sui
this building name is presented in calligraphy with great demeanor. the big characters on top from right to left reads champagne court, the smaller say the developer’s name and it built this building in 1957. the writing is in older style chinese sequence, from right to left. it is not common, at least today, to see the name of a building to earn such respect, standing proudly on top of the building.
the building’s fate however has fallen downhill from its heydays. it was the tallest building in kowloon back in 1957. it used to be famous for concentration of camera shops and clinics. but now when you search champagne court online, top search results are mainly about the red-light industry inside the building.