西環大廈與西環邨 western house and sai wan estate

副題:【大廈名字系列 building name series】先施西環大廈與西環邨 sincere western house vs sai wan estate

2015.11.26 | 加多近街 cadogan street

sai wan nov15

站在加多近街於域多利道交界,距離地欣賞這對名字,頓然覺得空氣中飄來墨香,自己也多了分文人雅士的氣質。

兩組建築皆是上世紀中期的產物。而西環邨先在1658入伙,先施在1965年。當年西環尾有屠房、焚化爐、殮房、批發市場,所幸大部分集中「海皮」地段,而兩組家園靠著山坡(或相傳的豬毛山),環境應該算清幽舒適的。

今天,政府密鑼緊鼓堅尼地城西發展,不知道這帶綠樹人家的景象何時變天。

what a view! standing at victoria road crosses cadogan street, looking up towards forbes street, these pair of names infuses the atmosphere the scent of chinese calligraphy. sincere western house where occupancy started in 1965 is on the left of this photo, and sai wan estate established in 1958 stands on the right.

in the last century, this stretch of kennedy town was a mix of residential and nuisance facilities including incinerator, slaughter house and mortuary. but i imagine residents in these sets of housing block should have enjoy quite nice environment as they were having green at the back (forbes street and the hill at its back).

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