Happy Valley

Hong Kong
archival print/dibond/white frame
48-74.8 inches, (edition 5 + 2 a.p.)

Happy Valley is an upper-income residential area in Hong Kong, formerly known as Wong Nai Chung Valley. The area is home to the Happy Valley Racecourse. The green of this course is reflected in the windows of these buildings on Wong Nai Chung Road. It happens that the colour of money and wealth in Chinese culture is green.

In 1918 a fire on the Happy Valley racecourse took at least 590 lives. It was caused by the collapse of a temporary grandstand, which knocked over food stalls and set bamboo matting ablaze.

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