If you’ve ever been to Sheung Wan, you’ve probably seen Western Market. One of the area’s oldest buildings, it’s best known for its distinctive, quintessentially Edwardian façade. Most eye-catching is the “bandaged” brickwork that combines red brick and granite, and a handsome decorative granite arch. These days, Western Market is home to fabric and curios shops, a bakery and dessert store, and a restaurant that doubles as a wedding banquet hall. But between 1906 – when it was first built – and 1988, it functioned as a food market. Declared a historical monument in 1990, the building was renovated, and reopened a year later in the guise we know today.