Night Light

Consistency in an Ever-Changing City: An Old Clock Tower in Contemporary Hong Kong

Night Light

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.[1] 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).