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A Beautiful Study Hall / School

Kun Ting Study Hall, Ping Shan, Hong Kong view map

Kun Ting Study Hall was built in 1870.
It was a purposely-built study hall for the sons of the Tang clan
to prepare for the Imperial Civil Service Examinations.
In that period, daughters were not allowed to take the examinations.

In 1898, after Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories,
the British Army had occupied the study hall as their local command centre for a few months.
After the army moved out, the British-Hong Kong Government sent
one English and one Chinese teachers there to teach the youngsters.
It was the origin of the Government School in Hong Kong.

Posted on 28 January 2009
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blizzard15-Feb-2009 03:37
great control of the light
expert camera work v
2004 02-Feb-2009 14:05
beautiful !
Steve Morris31-Jan-2009 15:45
Certainly beautiful and what a great perspective and POV!!BV
LynnH30-Jan-2009 13:08
This is great! Love the color! Very good perspective/POV. Vote.
Guest 30-Jan-2009 04:31
Excellent composition, beautiful presentation of those colorful details. vVv
Giancarlo Guzzardi29-Jan-2009 08:02
beautiful view of doors and windows
Char29-Jan-2009 02:23
Another magnificent capture CM! What a wonderful place this is. And your photos of it are a treasure. \/
Micky Waby29-Jan-2009 01:42
Anther lovely interior image to enjoy,you have a real skill to record the old buildings always with excellent exposure.I like the beautiful detail in the grid like covers of the windows shown here.
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography29-Jan-2009 01:01
Excellent and interesting, Vote.
bill friedlander29-Jan-2009 00:49
Excellent capture of this colorful place. Thanks for the the description. V
endre novak28-Jan-2009 20:44
nicely presented, great details. a beautiful building, indeed.
monil28-Jan-2009 18:34
Excellent perspective and good details os architecture.
Wenche Aune28-Jan-2009 17:48
Beautiful details. V
Fong Lam28-Jan-2009 17:35
Impressive capture of those beautiful carvings on the doors.
Another superb composition, Kwan!! V
Walter Otto Koenig28-Jan-2009 17:11
Very nice composition and point of view of this beautiful architecture. Interesting history too. "V"
an nguyen28-Jan-2009 16:07
So much history in that Study Hall...beautifully captured..
Patricia Kay28-Jan-2009 13:47
Beautiful shot.....lovely colored details on the doors....thank you for the history too! BV
DL 28-Jan-2009 12:38
Wow, beautiful painting and the details. Great composition!