海味街荒廢唐樓店屋 a banished shop house at sai ying pun

2017.04.30 | 德輔道西 69 des voeux road

這裡是海味街電車路德輔道西修打蘭街交匯,本來並排三棟低層樓房的。

由修打蘭街數來先有相對新的六層洋樓(德輔道西71號),中間是四層唐樓店屋(69號),最左那棟(67號)跟中間的一樣高矮,但在大概2015/16年間拆掉。

想不通的是,為何只拆 67而 69 有得留低,然而留下的繼續放任凋零。

經常會經過,一定會對依然掛著「大森海味」招牌的店屋投以注目禮,作為對一幢歷史建築的小小敬禮。

自己也是愛樹的人,所以也會觀察樓頂的兩棵越來越欣欣向榮的小樹。

正面的心情多,卻不免擔心建築的狀態,樓面表層有不少地方已見剝落。

this is no.71,69,&67 on des voeux road west, which is along the tram route, where sutherland street is running across.

my focus is the one in the middle, i.e. no. 69. it is a four-storey tong lau / shop house. it has left vacant for years. the building on its right is a relatively younger western style 6-storey building. on its left, now an empty space – well with many supporting steel bars – used to be a building looking pretty much same kind of shop house.

i go by this stretch fairly often. i can never stop wondering why they took down no. 67  another probably of the same age house but leaving no.69 “alive”. the curious thing is this tong lau is only existing deteriorating condition.

as an old building lover, of course i treasure every last-minute to see one still sticking around. therefore every time i pass by here, i will give it a good look, a little saluting gesture to a surviving old building. another highlight of this veteran is the two young trees thriving on the roof top.  

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特別搜看谷歌地圖舊的「street view」,找到2009年和2010年的面貌,下面輯圖以作比對。did some research on google map’s street view. capturing a few grabs of how this space look in 2009 and 2010. check them out below.

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