[ 鋼琴島上的領事館 ]
In Xiamen (or Amoy), China, there is an island that is nicknamed the Piano Island because of the island’s history of piano and its high concentration of pianos (highest in the world) and musicians. Other than piano, the island also has many buildings of foreign consulates and embassies from the… (continue reading...)
在廈門有個很有名的島嶼, 它是鋼琴密度最高的地方, 也是以前許多各國領事館的所在地, 異國風情濃厚, 連板橋林家花園的林家在這島嶼上也打造了一座蘇莊花園. 過去幾年島嶼上的這些許多領事館和特色老房都被改造為餐廳, 咖啡館或民宿. 這次公司辦的活動就拉到了島上的這間曾是英國領事館的…
鼓浪嶼的一路上都有許多很有特色的建築. 說實在的, 白天來實在太擁擠也太多人, 所以如果可以的話, 最好傍晚來, 順便來這住一下, 隔天早上早點出來散步.
There are lot of nice buildings on the Gulangyu Island. But if you come during day time, you’d probably find it hard to admire this island because the island would be filled with tourists. I think this island is much prettier when there are not many people around and you just take a walk early in the morning or before sunset.
這是我們這次去的餐廳對面的一間 cafe / 公寓 (類似民宿). 聽說很有名, 名字是 娜亞咖啡館.
This building is opposite from the place of our event. I heard this place is really popular. It’s a cafe/ B&B kind of place called NAYA Cafe I think.
我們這次活動的所在地點, 這是這間旅館的門. 這裡曾是英國的領事館.
This is the place of our company event (photo shows the entry door to the Consulate Inn; the restaurant door is on the other side). This used to be the British Consulate.
記得以前來這很荒涼, 這些老房子都是這樣放著, 現在有許多都成了特色餐聽和 cafe.
I remember when I visited here about 3 years ago, many of these old heritage buildings were pretty much left as they were. But now many have been transformed into cafe and restaurants.
The large dining table as you enter the door of the restaurant.
The bar at the entrance area of the cafe/restaurant.
這次沒有照太多照片因為我的相機的電在公司活動結束後被用到快沒電, 而我本來想說應該不怎麼會用到我的相機所以也沒帶充電器, 所以為了接下來一個星期的北京清大課程和活動, 我還是得省一省僅存的電力. 餐廳裡面還滿不錯的, 尤其是二樓也很有英式的風格. 而這隻餐廳外的貓聽說是對面的, 而且還小有名氣呢.
I didn’t take too many photos this time because the battery of my camera was almost used up by the end of the company event. I didn’t plan on having mine used so I didn’t bring a charger. So to save the less bits of it for the Beijing trip that followed, I only had these photos. But I must say the second floor of the restaurant is also quite nice as well. & The cat in the photo above is quite famous as well.
I guess next time I just have to have a photo trip to the Gulangyu Island for the beautiful scenery and restaurants/cafe!
卡司特咖啡館 Consulate Inn Cafe
A: 廈門鼓浪嶼鹿礁路 14 號
No. 14, Lujiao Road, Gulangyu, Xiamen, China
My past related post on the Piano Island, Gulangyu or Xiamen:
1. [ Amoy ] The Island full of Piano // [ 廈門 ] 鋼琴之島 – 鼓浪嶼
2. [ Amoy ] A Room with a View of the Island at Wyndham // [ 廈門 ] Wyndham 可以看鼓浪嶼的房間
3. [ Amoy ] The Old 7 New Faces of Xiamen // [ 廈門 ] 新與舊的面孔
4. [ Amoy ] It Has Been a Year // [ 廈門 ] 一年之後