Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Peking Medallion - Robert Stack (1967) - Holy Spirit Seminary, Sham Wan

In a first for this blog (as far as I can remember anyway) we get to visit the Holy Spirit (aka Aberdeen) Seminary as a filming location. The place has been around since the early 30's and has always cropped up - usually in the background - on many of the films that I have covered here. But this is the first time I've got to see it up close on film.

In the movie it is the "Bell Temple" where the entrance to the Emperor's tomb is located. The medallion of the film title turns out to be an intricate map indicating where the entrance is within the city.

Aside from looking pretty cool, this Christian insititute is also one of the excellent examples of Chinese Renaissance architecture that are dotted around the territory.

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