騎樓唐樓 kee-lau walk-ups

2013.5.9 | 上海街 shanghai street

這方建築該有兩棟唐樓吧。311號樓下是東方神台的,是一棟比較瘦長的唐樓。旁邊則是另一棟騎樓唐樓。

there seems to be two buildings along this block of walk-up buildings. 311 is one, which is narrower. the one by its side is of kee-lau (veranda) style. this is one symbolic architecture style of guangzhou and hong kong in the early to mid-20th century.

shanghai st 311

沿上海街,經營著很多不同的舊式商鋪。如做神台、傳統雕刻招牌的。像這裡中間一家,門面招牌設計比較新式;但留意觀察,一條騎樓柱上面寫著,光榮不銹鋼具,正正是同一店名,應該是家老店。

a number of such old buildings are surviving along shanghai street, sheltering a variety of traditional or household (to some almost outdated) businesses. in this photo, the two shops outside are selling (and one is manufacturing as well) ancestral cabinet and traditional carving ornaments, while the one in middle sells stainless steel utensils.

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