2011.11.20 | 皇后大道中 49 – 55 queen’s road central
love this stretch of queen’s road central. it is more intimate and familiar, different from other parts. the beginning of the road for example where hsbc hq is at, that belongs to the giant, the corporate, the iron & steel.
during weekdays in day time, on ground level is all the glitz and buzz, waves of office-goers and shopping crowd, the suits and heels and the beautifuls. looking up, the skyline is more interesting. older buildings are not too tall. they leave space above our heads, allowing at least some blue sky, some air and some sunlight in.
on this photo, the white building at no. 49-51 is kam ming house, the earth-colour building is wing cheong house (at no. 53). (i am yet to find out the name of the building on the very left). they are both at least 40 years old. they are not tall, less than 10-storey and they don’t look cool. but a big difference from the modern glass-walled commercial buildings, they have their own faces and characters.