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The Court of Final Appeal Building, or Old Supreme Court Building, or Old Legislative Council

This iconic historical building has over a century of history and in different period of time it had served different purposes. Thus to Hong Kong people, how they call this building depends on which generation they are.


The Old Supreme Court Building is a historical building located in Central, Hong Kong. It was built in 1912 and served as the home of the Supreme Court of Hong Kong until 1985 when it was replaced by the new Supreme Court Building in Admiralty.


The building is a beautiful example of neo-classical architecture and features a grand entrance hall with a stunning marble staircase. The courtroom, which is still intact, has a domed ceiling and is adorned with intricate wood carvings and stained-glass windows.


After the Supreme Court moved out, the building was used as the home of the Legislative Council until 2011 when it was vacated again. Since then, the building has been used for various events and exhibitions and is a popular spot for tourists to take photos.


In 2015, the Old Supreme Court Building was named a declared monument, which means it is protected by law and cannot be demolished or altered without government permission.


Today, the building stands as a symbol of Hong Kong's colonial past and is a testament to the city's rich history and cultural heritage.


It is one of the most popular and famous photo spots for foreigners and locals because of its architectural style.


You think this place is good for colour photos or it is meant to be black and white? Which style do you like?