The Pawn restaurant in Wan Chai

The Pawn in Wan Chai

Photographer's Note

This photo shows The Pawn, which is a restaurant, located in the Wan Chai district of Hong Kong Island.

In 2007, the Urban Renewal Authority returned this old building to its former glory.

On the Government web site, the URA describes this building as "a row of four buildings including the Woo Cheong Pawn Shop in Wanchai and featuring the Guangzhou building style, ... which was of a classic architectural style of the 1960's in Hong Kong."

The URA has come up with new concepts of '4R's' (Redevelopment, Rehabilitation, Revitalisation and Preservation) for urban renewal and revitalization projects. They hope to improve and revive the socio-economic and environmental fabric of areas to preserve collective memories of the past.

Camera Details

Camera: Olympus C-7000 / C-70 Zoom.
Date taken: 2007-06-09.
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds.

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External Links

The Pawn / Public House - Dining Room