Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Peak

Ho Tung Mansion

Ho Tung Gardens exemplified a mixture of Chinese and Western cultural elements. 

During Hotung's time, The Peak was reserved for Europeans. Chinese were not allowed to live there. 

Hotung, a Eurasian, was the first non- European to receive permission from the government to build a home in the area. Ho Tung Gardens marked the rising status of the local community.

which is still there.  We walk by it on our hikes.

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