The historical background of the Old Clock Tower notwithstanding, I actually just liked it because of the walkway leading to the tower, with its row of palm trees and low benches, perfect to rest our tired feet from all the walking and sightseeing.
We just enjoyed the sights while resting. One more reason to love slow travel.
After dinner in Cafe de Coral, we went to nearby 1881 Heritage at the corner of Canton and Salisbury Roads, with its beautiful Victorian architecture. It used to house the Hong Kong Marine Police headquarters from the 1880s to 1996, when it was converted to a hotel (called the Hullett House) and mall (which we noticed had a lot of high end watch shops).
1881 Heritage also had interesting towers, with glass stairs to climb up and see the sights below and surprisingly, there were even big, old trees growing on top of the towers.
Canton Road is of course known for all the high-end shops lining the famous street, including those that are in the gargantuan mall, Harbour City.
Surprisingly, the shops and malls in Hong Kong close quite early (mostly around 8 PM). But less people means we can do more of this: