The Happy Valley
- Author : Ken Nicolson
- Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
- File Size : 54,6 Mb
- Release : 01 June 2010
- ISBN : 9789888028108
- Page : 144 pages
Summary: The Happy Valley PDF is a Fantastic History book by Ken Nicolson. It was published by Hong Kong University Press on 01 June 2010. This Book has 144 pages and Available to download in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Read detail book and summary below and click download button to get book file and read directly from your devices.
Hong Kong's oldest Western cemetery garden is located in Happy Valley. This history and tour highlights the need for urgent action to conserve the built and natural heritage resources of this important cultural landscape. The author challenges the reader to reconsider the basic approach to heritage conservation adopted in Hong Kong where a false dichotomy persists between natural and built heritage conservation initiatives. The Hong Kong Cemetery provides an excellent example of a precious cultural landscape which is deteriorating because simplistic approaches to site management have failed to understand and protect the complex interrelationship between the natural (flora mid fauna - habitats) and built (monuments and Memorials) heritage resources. The first-three chapters introduce the cemetery garden concept as it evolved in early nineteenth century Europe, and was eventually established in Hong Kong by the British.-The second half of the book provides a self-guided tour of the cemetery highlighting its resources as well as explaining the main conservation problems and possible solutions to protect the cemetery.