As you relax and fritter away an afternoon it is easy to visualise how it would have been in the thirties and forties. The orchestra would have been playing in the lobby with couples waltzing and boogying to the music of the day. Secret and clandestine assignations, intrigue and subterfuge would have been abundant,
Afterwards we went up stairs to the row of very well appointed stores where the merchandise was wildy out of our price range. Squeezed into a corner was our orchestra. I was compelled to visualise them playing to the last as the Titanic sank. However they were quite cheerful and pretended not to notice their uncomfortable positions.
Going downstairs we decided to ask about accommodation. The prices start at $1000HKD. Hardly surprising but a little overrated. We wandered off through the shopping centre and onto the streets. We felt we had reminisced on a bygone era, yet we could still marvel at the business and culture so evident today.
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September 3, 2002
From journal Weekending in Hong Kong
New York, New York
November 12, 2000
From journal Reminiscing Hong Kong