At night, the illuminated face of the clock displays the time for passersby. A recent newspaper report disclosed evidence that the Clock Tower was hit by shrapnel during the Second World War, pointing to barely visible damage that was since patched over. The aging, discolored bricks of the Clock Tower in the picture further reveal its dislocation in a futuristic city. Photo by the curator.
1. Chan, Bernice. 2015 (“The Real Story of Hong Kong’s Place in the Second World War.” South China Morning Post, April 3, http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/1754265/real-story-hong-kongs-place-second-world-war).