An afternoon sketch at Sung Wong Toi, Kowloon City, Hong Kong.
When the last Sung Emperor ascended to the throne, the Mongol armies pressed upon him and he fled to this area which now is known as Sung Wong Toi, literally means The Terrace of the Sung Emperor. The characters here were engraved during the Yuen dynasty (Mongol Empire). The seven characters on the right of the rock were added in 1807 during Ching/Qing dynasty. The rock was originally a part of a small hill called Sacred Hill but it was destroyed during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during WW2. However, the characters remained intact. The piece of rock was moved to the present site after WW2 by the British Hong Kong Government and the area was turned into a park. Today this royal park is totally surrounded by urban structures. To suggest the current cityscape of high-rises, I drew vertical lines behind the trees to suggest the current cityscape. #urbansketchers#sketchwalker#global_sketchers#livesketching#heritagesketch#discoverhongkong#hongkongsketchers#uskhk#linesketch#inktober#sketchinghongkong#hongkongartist#sungwongtoi#宋王臺