何寶祥金飾行 ho bo cheung gold and jewelry

2014.5.13 | 皇后大道西 186 queen’s road west

這家金飾行每個周日都安分守己地開門營業。很少看到顧客。但店面每天都有幾位穿戴正式的老伯伯,襯衫西褲,靜靜佝僂地坐鎮。

每次經過,我會駐足一下。心內輕輕跟幾位伯伯打招呼,檢閱多盞舊式燈泡、紙皮石地面、數張為不來的顧客準備的圓凳,舊式金鋪都有的鐵架圍欄。

金飾行的全幅畫像還包括

門框的紅字:鋪名 +赤金首飾 + 珠寶玉器

閣樓幾近十個總是掛滿衣服的晾衣架。(一直懷疑伯伯都下鋪上居,他們都住在閣仔,衣服都是他們的)。

this is an old gold and jewelry shop. every weekday these two-three old gentlemen quietly stand by the shop. the loyalty is mutual. there is not much business. the shop is rather a sanctuary for these few old shoppers/owners.

even though it is in an old district, this shop seems to more antique. it is filled with an air of dignity and tranquility, the gentlemen are always decently dressed, in shirt and trousers for one, and all the details, from the big red characters around the door frame, the mosaic floor, the stools, the security ‘cage’ typical in old jewelry shops and the laundry hanged outside the mezzanine.

ho bo cheung

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