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Friday, February 18, 2011

Blue House @ Wan Chai

The Blue House is one of the most photographed traditional Chinese-style ("Tong Lau") building in Hong Kong. First built in the 1920, the Blue House is known for it's unusual colour.

The Blue House, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

It was a pleasant accident that gave Blue House its current colour, as blue paint was the only spare paint the government could found during the 1990 refurbishment. The Blue house has motivated it's neighbour building to change its colour to bright yellow.

The rare of the Blue House

The Blue House, officially known as No. 72, 72a, 74, 74A Stone Nullah Lane, is a Grade I Historic Building in Hong Kong. Apart from being a popular location for photography enthusiasts, some couples would travel to this narrow street corner to have their wedding photos taken.

Blue House @ Wan Chai, Hong Kong

A recent property project that has create controversies (for offering extremely tiny apartments at sky-high prices) is just a few steps away from the Blue House. In addition, the Old Wan Chai Post Office, a declared monument is just a 2-minute walk from the Blue House.

Queens Cube, the name says it all

You can see four unusual buildings when you visit the street corner of Queens Road East and Stone Nullah Lane in Wan Chai on the Hong Kong Island.