石板街 “the stone staircase street” / pottinger street

2015.11.29 | pottinger street 砵典乍街

pottinger street nov2015

很多時都忘了這條街的真正名字。砵典乍其實是香港殖民地年代第一位港督。

每一次走上這段路,腳底感受到石階磨蝕的扁和滑,就由根領略到歷史的質感。

翻查資料,這段路自1850年代已經存在。

星期天中午,陽光帶著冬季的金光。拍照只是隨意。回來端視,檢拾多樣:年青愛侶專心遵從攝影師拍攝婚紗照,讓這畫面充滿美意;鐵皮檔與石階是這歷史街道本來的主角;路的對面是正在翻修的中環歷史地標建築群;路人、車輛為街道住滿活力;還有靜靜守護著的地主神位。

this street existed since 1850s. locals call it “the stone staircase street”. i doubt every hongkongers remember the actual name – pottinger street. it was named after the first governor of this former british colony.

it is one of the top sights tourists like to visit. the fact is we locals love this street too. every weekend, you’ll see many of us camera-ing or selfie away. as you see, it is a hot wedding photo spot.

allow me to point out some other things i treasure about in this photo took on a sunday noon –

lovely winter sun to begin with;

all the living historic elements: the worn and uneven stone steps, the iron sheet built-stall, the central historic building group on the other side of the road;

my city fellow and busy traffic;

a quiet and diligent earth god street shrine;

and, all these add up to a common but lovely picture of hong kong

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