霓虹記錄 neon record - 大金龍 tai kam lung

2016.10.1 | 灣仔春園街 2 – 4 spring garden lane

大金龍麻雀耍樂,實在不能想像,春園街如果沒有了這壯觀霓虹的景況。金龍舞駕瑞雲,還會噴火;讓這小老街,增添活力與霸氣。

據說這店和霓虹的歷史最少追溯至上世紀 70 年代。

不得不提還有這霓虹的美工,不單是畫工、書法用心,還有燈的顏色是目前香港市面少見的多。細數:黃、藍、青、紅、白、粉紅。

the name of spring garden lane appeared in hong kong history very early. it used to be the home street then office base of the ‘top class’ foreigners in the early colonial days. this stretch then evolved to be an early red-light district. in the 1970s three mahjong houses based here. now tai kam lung, meaning big gold dragon, is the glorious living evident of this piece of history.

this bold and beautiful neon light is possibly almost 50 years old. thriving and magnificent; not only because of the fire-blowing dragon and the almighty cloud pieces, but also the neon light is hosting a variety of the colours: pink, green, yellow, red, blue and white.

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