Monday, November 17, 2014

Yellowthread Street (TV Series) - Bruce Payne (1990) - Ocean Park, Aberdeen

Until 2001, the Aberdeen-side of Ocean Park (at the bottom of the long escalators) was dedicated to "ancient China". It was part of the park called "Middle Kingdom" (the direct translation of the Chinese term for "China") and consisted of some Imperial looking Chinese buildings around a central square. On my first trip to HK I did actually go here and stayed to watch the so-called kung fu demonstration - basically a bunch of guys doing the standard circus acts of bending rebar in their throats, throwing chopsticks into a target board and walking barefoot across supposedly razor sharp knives.

Anyway, in the next few grabs you can see the buildings I was referring to in the background. The top one shows what looks like a temple at the top left but it was just a cheap imitation that, seemingly, wasn't popular with the burgeoning Mainland masses. You can also see the aforementioned escalators snaking down the mountain.

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