Far East Travels – Hong Kong – Part 2 –

The second day or third day, can’t really remember, I decided to go for a long walk, though also used their spotless subway as well, to a central park that comes complete with a tea cafe / museum! Well, the British were here, weren’t they.

Bamboo Cladding

First, I noticed that they (still?) use bamboo as opposed to steel scaffolding. I saw a report on this years ago, where it showed that with only a few people, an entire building can be wrapped up in bamboo in a very short time (and later removal is equally as quick), as obviously it weighs significantly less than metal. Would this EVER really catch on here in the West?

And another thing about construction / engineering, I noticed a warning placard, as to the penalties on smoking in areas where you shouldn’t.

Please Don’t Smoke!

I then made my way to the Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware! What a surprise, that also happened to be quite interesting to me personally, as I simply love tea and found the historical information and displays informative and historical.

CB

Author: shylustig

wandering, traveling, observing things

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