off to Hong Kong Wetland Park

By: snowgood

Nov 24 2014

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Category: Architecture, Children

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Many years ago whilst at Primary School I had the pleasure of three “school trips”.

I enjoyed a performance of Pinnochio, Berkeley Castle, and the Wetland Centre at Slimbridge.

I wonder how much these formative years influenced me, as I still get so much pleasure from wildlife.

The world’s best known ducks and geese swim around enclosures at Slimbridge, but the wild species on the outer lakes that really caught my interest.

Their continued existence owes much to Peter Scott’s passion for conservation.

In Hong Kong the visitor centre is an architectural masterpiece, shaped like an enormous wedge of cheese, with a lawn up to top edge some 50 feet or so above the ground.

Sam dropped me off before the opening time, and I watched scores of school kids getting ready for a great day out.

Every group paused for mandatory photographs, and all the children wore brightly coloured uniforms.

The teachers and assistants waited patiently for the doors to open.

On a glorious day I’m sure none would have gone home disappointed.

Pictures of my favourite birds, and insects will follow shortly.






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