上環方角樓 a square-cornered building in sheung wan

2014.3.7 | queen’s road central meets gough street 歌賦街接皇后大道中

老樓座落歌賦街接皇后大道中之端,有趣的是,對「大馬路」的行車路人,此路不成角。

上世紀中後期的建築好像都比較有心思,最重要是樓內空間顧人實用,樓外顧及馬路採光,有時候建築本身還有平實的裝飾,顯示個性。

此樓外貌平凡,特色在他跟路打出特別角度,長樓梯依傍,風情殊異。而且樓角呈長方形,跟一般的圓角不同。

舊樓新客!有「太空侵襲者」到訪。

the building is sitting at where gough street and queen’s road central meet. gough street is at higher level. so if you are on queen’s road, you won’t feel that it is an intersection.

if you are familiar with this blog, you know that i am fond of cornered (walk-up) buildings in this city. while many of them are round in the corners, this fellow is rectangular in the corner.

making it even more special is the steep staircase climbing by its side.

note, a “space invader” is visiting.

rectangular-cornered bldg

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