The Peninsula is the sine qua non of ex-pat luxury. A few of my tour-ist colleagues had tea or coffee there. Like taking tea at the Empress in Victoria BC, or drinks at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
The inside was cool (air conditioning!) and elegant. There was even a string (quartet? quintet?) playing on the mezzanine level for the pleasure of guests in the lobby, coffee shop, and reception.
Outside was a clean, fascinating fountain, which helped you feel cooler than the weather allowed.
Next door was this statue of 1881 Heritage.
I had to look this up as I was preparing the post. I thought it was just a showy advertisement for a horse jumping competition, but it is the entrance to a compound of Victorian era buildings called 1881 Heritage which include the Peninsula but also shows some of the Marine Police history (pirates!) and it includes a shopping area (of course!)
Next (and last) few Chinese posts: urban Hong Kong and some street photography