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2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong 香港上環半山堅巷二號 2549 5123 14:00pm | Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum 孫中山紀念館 A little walk will do you good after a fulfilling meal. Two streets above Rosie Jean’s Café lies an Edwardian-style mansion Kom Tong Hall built in 1914. What used to be the home of Hong Kong tycoon Ho Kom Tong has turned into a hall of memories to commemorate the reputable revolutionary Dr Sun Yat-sen after a 29-month restoration in 2005. The museum is now home to a raft of historical artefacts displaying an overview of the career of this revolutionary. But the architecture itself is even more interesting than the archival materials it houses. Wrapped in red brick walls, the four-storey house has a list of original symbols of the property dating back to the Edwardian age on display – ionic columns, decorative timber finishes, gilded ceiling, floral patterns and stained glass. 吃飽後當然要散散步。從Rosie Jean’s Café沿上走兩條街,就是富有愛 德華式建築風格的甘棠第大宅。這個建於1914年的府邸,前身是香港 大亨何甘棠的住宅,及後於2005年改建為孫中山紀念館,前後共用了 29個月時間復修。 紀念館內擺放了一系列有關孫中山革命時期的藝術珍品,極具歷史價 值。但其實這座建築本身也充滿特色,為人津津樂道。 紀念館樓高四層,外圍是紅磚牆,典型的支柱,木材飾面、鍍金天 花、花紋圖案及花窗玻璃,體現出傳統的愛德華式建築風格。 15:30 pm | Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences 香港醫學博物館 Just 15 minutes walk from Dr Sun Yat-sen Museum is another Edwardian-style construction sitting quietly on the junction between Caine Road and Ladder Street. What started as a pathological institute built to combat the bubonic plague dating back to 1905 has turned into a monument now open to the public as the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences. On the left side by the entrance, you can find a tucked-away staircase leading to a basement that showcases some more disturbing scenes – an empty surgery table; a range of dentistry equipment; and a sealed operating room for anatomy. There is much more of this in the museum that will make you walk away with a heavy heart. 從紀念館出發走約15分鐘,屹立著另一座愛德華式風格建築,位置落 在堅道及樓梯街的交匯處。 1905年,這處曾是病理檢驗所,用作對抗當時爆發的鼠疫,及後活化 成現時的醫學博物館,開放給公眾參觀。 大樓門口的左邊,隱約看到一道樓梯通往底層,內裡佈置了令人毛骨 悚然的場景,包括一張空置的手術台、一系列的牙科工具,以及一個 密封的解剖室。 館內還有很多類似的東西展出,看畢後心情難免有點沉重。 2 3 7 Castle Road, Mid-Levels, Central, Hong Kong 香港中環半山衛城道7號 2367 6373 37


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