2015.10.8 | 東邊街電車路交界 des voeux road west and eastern street
i only knew the name of this building when tried looking up its location on google map. it certainly has a name that mark its characters.
this i believe is a younger generation of the walk-up building. it has nine storey, the maximum number not requiring lifts according to old construction rule of the city.
i love this building, never fail to give my respect when passing by this block usually on tram. can you guess why?
it is the graphical sense and the tidiness, credit to the uniform almost in army-discipline iron-cast window frames. in most cases of older buildings in hong kong, many of the owners would replace the window frames with the new “aluminum” style. take a closer look. all the windows here are still the old style iron-cast “window flowers”. each window is rectangular in shape and the design of the frame makes the window looks like four smaller rectangles putting together. each main window is accompanied by an air-window on top, also rectangular in shape.
any time when the sunlight or night lights strike at right angle, this building shines amazingly, not even any gem box can compare.
unfortunately i took this picture (on the upper deck of a tram) when it was grey in this corner. hope this leaves you some imagination space and attracts you to come by and check out this old friend in the district i am living.
an added note, the building at far with a ball on top is the one that gave a new definition to “western district”. it is where the liaison office of the central’s people government in hong kong is at.