(Leica D-Lux 5)
Could this angle speak of how increasingly so the local government is in treating public opinions since the handover of sovereignty? Which is looking down upon the people.
And could the painting (showing Tang, once the Chief Executive hopeful but defeated over a scandal of having an illegal 2,000 square feet basement at home) reveals how increasingly so the public is in their opinion about the government? Which is to shut out the nonsense.
While the outgoing Chief Executive Donald Tsang has been bitterly bombarded for his extravagant spending of public money for his stays in luxurious presidential suites during official visits and receipt of preferential treatments from tycoons who hold interests in government projects, the incoming CY Leung has been elusive about the illegal structures in his huge residential premises which pose questions on what remains of his little credibility. Leung made use of Tang's illegal structure scandal to attack him during the Chief Executive "election".
Added to these is a Hong Kong where the government is increasingly reluctant to listen to the opposition voices, while there is no lacking of remarks of the people in the form of disdain, irony and ridicule against the ruling class.
Against this background, the inauguration ceremony of the new governing team in two days' time is to be met with an expected large number of protesters who, thanks to the Police's heavier hand, will no doubt be shouting to the wall of shame as shown in a newspaper's pictures:
That's real shame! And there'll no use blocking off the people's voices. No one will shut up just because of this. Fact is, Hong Kong people is known for their recalcitrance not for nothing.
People will shout. Until you listen.