The demise of Asian House in Wanchai, Spandex Nutters are getting more numerous by the week and even our Financial Secretary has to deal with traffic.
Dating back to 1916 the Helena May building is what our Government calls a Declared Monument and is in essence a Private Club for Ladies. It is directly opposite the American Consulate on Garden Road and about 200 yards from the Peak Tram Terminal.
So now you know.
Long term residents of Hong Kong will probably remember this huge ugly building and I can only think of 3 reasons why people might possibly remember it..
- it had a huge Post Office at Street Level
- it had a huge McDonalds at Street Level
- it housed a Petrol Station
oh.... my old man used to work in the PCCW Telephone Exchange which is next to the yellow Citybus on the right of the image, in those days it was called Cable & Wireless and then Hong Kong Telephone.
Other than that the building really did not have any redeeming features despite it's huge size.
It looks like the end is nigh as it is now fully encased in bamboo scaffolding which for a building like this means only one thing - demolition. I doubt many will shed a tear.
Hong Konger's can be oh so predictable, all it takes is for one minor TV / Film / Music celebrity to start a craze and then everyone jumps on the bandwagon. I for one will not be joining in on this particular craze mainly because fat people should never wear spandex nor should people who have less than perfect physiques as it looks faintly ridiculous. (particularly the male pants which have a groin pouch - use your imagination)
This couple were actually cycling up Magazine Gap Road (which goes to the Peak) but had the good sense to ride on the pavement as I am sure they would have gotten themselves killed on this dangerous road., but by golly they looked the part.