【大廈名字系列 building name series】香檳大廈 champagne court

champagne court

2013.1.23 | 金巴利道及加拿芬道 kimberley road & carnarvon road, tsim shat sui

很有大家風範的大廈題名:

書法且有留名(未能辨清寫字人留名,請容後補資料),

字序由右到左,是老派的習慣,

大廈名字還隆而重之放在建築樓頂。

資料補充,立信置業有限公司是霍英東早年開辦的地產公司。香檳大廈是商住大廈。早期格調高,出名攝影器材公司及名醫診所集中地。現在依然有銷售活動,但大家在網上搜尋大廈資料,頭條主要是色情行業。

this building name is presented in calligraphy with great demeanor. the big characters on top from right to left reads champagne court, the smaller say the developer’s name and it built this building in 1957. the writing is in older style chinese sequence, from right to left. it is not common, at least today, to see the name of a building to earn such respect, standing proudly on top of the building.

the building’s fate however has fallen downhill from its heydays. it was the tallest building in kowloon back in 1957. it used to be famous for concentration of camera shops and clinics. but now when you search champagne court online, top search results are mainly about the red-light industry inside the building.

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