巴士總站 the bus terminal

今天的巴士總站都躲藏在商場屋村的樓底,黑漆漆、死氣籠罩。

惟獨尖沙咀巴士總站依然正氣,頂著開放的天空。他的歷史追溯至1920年,是本港資歷最悠久。猶幸老而彌堅,今年更逃過滅門之劫。

要數喜歡實在很多:站頭的斜角走向、平行排列,材料都是石屎的,站蓋彎位柱子都是圓的,站蓋前後端的鐵牌標示。

this is the oldest bus terminal in hong kong, and to me the most sophisticated.

modern bus terminals are now always ‘hiding’ beneath big commercial/residential complex, all feeling miserable and suffocated.

tst bus terminal however is in open space, enjoying natural light and sea breeze. it is not only practically but artistically well-designed: the canopies, the pillars, the parallel set-up, the tilted orientation and the concrete content (too much plastic and steel these days).

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