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Back Book Title Curtain Call : The Central Police Station Compound

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Curtain Call : The Central Police Station Compound
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- Leong Ka Tai
- Hong Kong
- Oxford University Press (China ) Ltd., Hong Kong
- 9780193988460
- 2018
- xvi, 96p.
- 980 gms.
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The Central Police Station, the Central Magistrates’ Department and the Victoria Prison built in the nineteenth century formed the "iron triangle of law enforcement" in Hong Kong. With the development of the city and population expansion in Hong Kong, new facilities in other regions have replaced this group of regional policemen. The Central Police Station Group was declared a legal monument in 1995 and will be refurbished to a cultural and commercial complex in the future. The photographs of this photographic album have become disappearing scenes in an instant and can no longer be found. This photo album is a famous photographer Liang Jiatai. After stopping at the Central Police Station in 2006, he went deep into each corner, photographed the inside and outside of the entire building in an all-round way, and visited as much as possible. The police officers who worked there, the staff of the Correctional Services Department, and even the release of prisoners, this is a rare collective memory in Hong Kong. Photographic collections are not only historical facts and vintages, but are the feelings of working, living or imprisoned there."These are not boring black-and-white photographs with no people in them but images that are subtly evocative of former denizens and their stories." ― May Holdsworth, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong.

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