Monday, August 10, 2015

Chinese Box - Jeremy Irons (1997) - Woodside, Quarry Bay

The large house that Irons is taken to by Maggie Cheung as she searches for remnants of her (probably made up) former life is better know as 'Woodside'. Sometimes referred to as the Red House, it's a former accommodation building for senior staff who were employed at the Tai Koo Sugar Refinery.

The refinery was demolished in the early 1970's (to be replaced largely by the Tai Koo Shing estate) and the Woodside building is one of the few remnants from those days.

These days it has been turned into the Woodside Biodiversity Education Centre and the ground floor is pretty much completely accessible for all those who make the short but steep journey up the hill. It's well worth a look if you are interested.

Anyway, here are the film captures.

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