2013.10.10 | 英皇道885 – 939 king’s road
原址是上世紀四十年代北角紙醉金迷代表 – 麗池花園夜總會。北角位置在香港島最北，當年屬近郊，附近有泳棚。夜總會於1947年9月7日開幕。按《香港倒後鏡》部落形容，集泳池、海浴場、舞廳、酒吧、餐廳於一身，還有一小型哥爾夫球場。
ritz garden apartments used to stretch from king’s road 885 to 939. this plot lived an extravagant and dazzling last life – the ritz nightclub. it opened in 1947. north point at that age was a suburban. the nightclub which was described as the moulin rouge and ritz of then hong kong lighted up the area. the history was definitely glorious. it was the birth place of the local beauty pageant and the representation of the glitz and the loudness of night life.
a high time came to closure. the ritz garden apartment was the reincarnation. The apartments were built between 1958 and 1960, after the closure of rizt the nightclub.
it must be the gene. the architecture, after 50 years, still contains energy. each apartment owns a big rectangular wide-angle window. the middle part of the building is graphical and harmonic. the best part, to me, is a bee hive pull flat and long in a rectangular shape. love the space physically and in imagination; the tens of hole on this wall added to the building.
the magic is endless. few days ago i passed by the area. i was spellbound. a sunny autumn day set in and there.