Tag Archives: Colonial Cities

The (Former) Bela Vista Hotel, Macau

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One of the greatest legends in Macau’s history and hospitality scene is that of the former Bela Vista Hotel – the inimitable Grande Dame of the colony, handed back to the Portuguese in 1999 and presently the Residence of the … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour II-1: Fragrant Harbour… Hong Kong (香港)

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Hong Kong is a “city spectacular,” in all the vainglorious, multifarious meanings, implications, etymologies (and so on)  associated with the term – to wit: city, spectacle, spectator, spectacular (adj.), spectacular (noun). Let me explain. From the very moment that band … Continue reading

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