大口環 sandy bay

2015.4.2 | 大口環 sandy bay

今天清明節,應應景,記一筆東華義莊和華人基督教墳場。

不少人對墳場有忌諱,墳場對我卻有股攝力。香港的歷史性墳場,都曾專門拜訪。

去年東華義莊開放日,參加了導賞,看到一些寄存超過一百年的棺柩,參觀了復修用心的建築,也多了解了其歷史和服務。義莊在大口環村對入位置已經有116年歷史(1899年)。照片左下角至下方中間部分,奶黃色幾棟建築就是所在位置。

照片右面便是華人基督教墳場。每次無論經過下路大口環或上路薄扶林道看到此墳場,不禁賞嘆這裡的美麗風水地段,背山面海,享盡山風水光。

today is ching ming festival, the day chinese to worship their ancestors and sweeping graves.

cemeteries especially those with long history have special magic on me. i am not afraid of visiting cemeteries. i’ve visited many of those beautiful and historical ones, including those in happy valleys and the few military cemeteries.

this is sandy bay. at the bottom middle to left corner is where tung wah coffin home is at. this coffin home was established in 1899. i am lucky to have joined an open day tour last year and learnt about the respected and valuable service this home provided to many chinese and overseas chinese for more than a century. on top of that, this establishment won the unesco asia-pacific heritage award in 2005.

at the left side of the photo is chinese christian cemetery (in full hong kong christian churches union pok fu lam road cemetery). not only its site is sensational and very good in feng shui – hill at the back and facing the sea – it is the final home of many great personalities in the history of hong kong and china, including revolutionary and co-founder of scmp tse tsan-tai.

sandy bay apr15

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