莊士敦道 johnston road

2013.1.4 | 莊士敦道 johnston road

johnston road

喜歡這路段的莊士敦道,因為這裡還有真正而且不同種類的商鋪。有流動電話店、時裝店、書局(陳湘記書局)、香港製造的內衣(利工民)門市、舊式的時裝店(永華公司)。

幾家商店的招牌和名字老實大方,又呈現方塊字不同書法美。

那利工民的金鹿大招牌,繼續散發老式商鋪招牌的韻味。還有陳湘記書局樓上的窗戶列,令我聯想到原稿紙的工整文格。

在香港有這樣特色的街道,正迅速消退。

this stretch of johnston road is full of wonder. a variety of shops survive along each other, mobile phone shop, fashion stall, book company, an outlet of a hong kong knitting company, an old style clothes shop.

the book company is called chan sheung kee. it is a publisher and the history dated back more than 60 years ago. the store looks like a stationery shop now but it persists in the publishing business. i always wonder what are in there on the second floor. the rows of long windows have the sign of the book company above them implying the space belongs to the company. i imagine the place is full of scents of paper and printing ink.

another shop is a branch of lee kung man. lee is a local knitting company producing underwear. one of the heritages of the old honk kong textile golden age. the golden deer sign is the living yet nostalgic promotion of the brand.

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