[ 高雄 ] 打狗英國領事館喝下午茶去
hands to hands throughout history, it also fell into ruins for some time during the world war era. The buildings (the Consulate itself and the residence on the hill) were restored and converted into a popular tourist attraction where you could have a walk through the history of the harbour city (as Kaohsiung is called), take in superb view of the surrounding, shop for some souvenir, or have a nice English High Tea in the heritage building!
There was a temple outside of the main entrance into the British Consulate area.
View from the British Consulate Residence on a hill.
The building of the former residence for the officer at the British Consulate. It was a place for them to hold banquets and greet important guests. The building was designed by the Brtis, built by Chinese. The red bricks were shipped from Xiamen, China.
The builting was completed in 1879. It was first used by the Brits. Then during the Japanese occupation era, it was used by the Japanese as an observatory. It fell to ruins for some time and was again restored in 2004 and converted into what it is now.
You could enjoy English High Tea here. The iced fruit tea was very nice for a steamy summer.
我們點了領事夫人的下午茶套餐。Apprently 是由英國下午茶親善大使 (有這種大使喔.. 第一次聽到) Mrs. Anne Scagell 設計。上中下層的內容物 （甜點、scone & 三明治等鹹點) 其實還勾起在英國的回憶... lol
This afternoon tea set was designed by Mrs. Anne Scagell.
要看全部的 menu 內容可看這: http://www.rosehouse.com.tw/rosehouse/s-d-1.php?id=45
The exhibition space documenting the history of Kaohsiung as an important harbour from the 19th century up to until now.
View from the hill and the Kaohsiung harbour city.
Going from the residence to the Consulate building requires taking an old path (flight of stairs) that was a bit steep.
Reproductions of how people traded at the Consulate. To visit this attraction, you could also consider a package that involved a boat ride + a visit to the British Consulate. (Swinhole Expedition)
打狗英國領事館 British Consulate at Takow
A: 高雄市鼓山區蓮海路20號 No. 20, Lian-hai Road, Gushan District, Kaohsiung.