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Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture - Pretty or Ugly?

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    Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture - Pretty or Ugly?



    The bauhinia is the emblem of Hong Kong. The Forever Blooming Bauhinia Sculpture that gives the Expo Promenade the commonly used name, Golden Bauhinia Square, was a gift from the Central Government to mark the 1997 Handover — an occasion that held tremendous significance for the world’s largest nation and that stands out as a landmark event in 20th century history.

    Today the site is hugely popular with Chinese visitors who come to take photos of the Reunification Monument, which bears inscriptions of the calligraphy of President Jiang Zemin who represented China at the Handover Ceremony and to enjoy the pomp and symbolism of the daily Flag-raising Ceremony with beautiful Victoria Harbour as a backdrop.


    Is it just me or is it ugly?

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    I would describe it as gaudy. That's why the Mainlanders like it.

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    It's nicer than a Merlion


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    Another vote for ugly.

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    It needs a bright red plinth.

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    all it's missing is a discretely placed Cheung Kong / Swire / Sino logo

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenmark:
    It's nicer than a Merlion
    Or this one in Canberra



    But still very ugly

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    It's awful. And the only people who visit are mainland tour groups.