Where: It's the view across Statue Square , with Queen Victoria's statue  in the foreground, and the Hongkong Club  beyond.
Between the two we can see an untidy patch of land. It would get worse before it got better, as by 1909 the area had acquired a brick oven, two simmering cauldrons of coal tar, and ...
"an unsightly conglomeration of ramshackle and tattered matsheds, piles of rotting poles, odds and ends of old timbers, untidy heaps of granite chippings, weed-grown stacks of bricks; cook-houses— other outhouses —all the stagnant squalor which collects in a builder’s yard. "
By then the end was in sight, and once the nearby building projects were completed, the area was finally grassed over.
After the First World War, it was chosen as the <Read more ...>