金魚檔 a goldfish stall

2014.2.22 | 文咸東街口孖沙街32號側 bonham strand crosses mercer street

牌檔是香港的稀有品種。賣金魚數目再少。

每次遇到牌檔式的金魚檔,感覺那是上天掉下來一個生物寶廂。

茫茫鬧市中,一個大盒子內,安穩地展放不同大小的長方水缸,金黃銀黑的燦爛美金魚在內泅遊,蔓蕩著不合時宜的浪漫光影。

keeping goldfish used to be a popular hobby, especially among families with kids. the heyday days were long gone. tropical fishes and even stranger species are the stars now and goldfish stalls are an endangered species.

i guess i am a hongkonger after all; every time passing a goldfish stall, first thing strikes me is how the business survives, i worry for the owner.

on second thought, fish-keepers are probably more patient, calm and easygoing as they spend all the time taking care of fishes and influenced by them.

these days when i see a goldfish stall, i will spend at least some minutes to appreciate the beauty weaved by the shimmering colours of the goldfish and the geometry fairness of the tanks, and quietly send my best wishes to the owner.

goldfish stall bonham strand

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