1932年美麗舊樓 an unnoticed historic building, born 1932

2014.6.5 | 運動場道 1 playing field road

太子地鐵站口旁,地面有家搶眼的海鮮飯店,但鋪面感覺邋耷。暗忖,是否這個觀感,影響到沒有很多人留意該建築的魁梧和歷史。

守亙運動場道一號,屬街角位置,後幅鄰近砵蘭街。舊樓蠻有規模,四層高,現在外觀,地面和一樓有騎樓,再上面兩層向內收但依然有露台位置。樓頂中央的裝飾,有雅緻大方的線條裝飾和旗桿設計,有趣地還建有小型陽台。唐樓的格局,兼容西洋風格,1932年的建築,屹立至今。可惜的是大家眼中不存份量。

i bet people visiting this neighbourhood have much stronger impression on the seafood eatery on the ground floor than the building itself. people seldom look up these days.

this old building looks shabby and dirty on the ground floor because of the restaurant. but if you take a good look of the building a few step away, you realise how neat and generous looking it is. this four-storey has a typical hong kong walk-up building structure. adding in are some not too many decoration details in western style that breath elegance. look up to the top centre of its facade, what is unusual is a beautiful little balcony there; with the more common yet lovely decorative symmetrical patterns and flag pole.  pay a little more attention you will then see the year stamp of the building right at the top in the middle. it says 1932.

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