山道天橋 2017 vs 1987 hill road flyover (懷念梅艷芳與我們的香港 we miss you anita mui and the good old hong kong)

2017.12.30 | 山道天橋下 under the hill road flyover, shek tong tsui 梅艷芳逝世十四週年,她的歌迷會連同民間社區組織「環環好日誌」舉辦公眾電影播放紀念活動。特選了《胭脂扣》於石塘咀的山道天橋下播放。 電影取材李碧華同名小說改編,故事寫1930年代石塘咀紅牌阿姑的愛情故事。電影不少場景正正在這條天橋底下拍攝。電影在1987年拍攝公映,2017年底在拍攝現場重現公眾眼簾,饒有情懷,別具意義。 照片中的電影畫面,是梅艷芳飾演不願轉世鬼魅如花,站在橋下一邊,與電影中的現世男女主角萬梓良與朱寶意隔著馬路對話。 天橋落成於1981年,80年代山道一帶依然有不少老舊的唐樓,畫面的遠景就有一棟。 「梅姐」去後十多年,依然為我們帶來難得的經歷,讓三十年前後的山道風光交會,感謝妳。 yesterday was the 14th anniversary of the death of anita mui, a multi-talented performer and artist and a great human being with integrity who many called her “hong kong’s daughter”. her fan club together with a community organization held […]

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福來邨的平民美 fuk loi estate

2017.11.5 | tsuen wan 荃灣 福來邨是條廉租屋邨,共九座建於 1963 至1967年。雖然為收入較低市民建造,但建築設計講究空間、綠化。 從這中庭位置巡觀,那種幾何對稱和那馬賽克用心的拼畫,襯托出美好家園的環境。 fuk loi is a government low-cost housing estate built in the 1960s. nine residential blocks were completed between 1963 and 1967. a 180 degree observation from this atrium, one can tell that efforts were paid in spacing and practical use and people could really live here […]

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行街學字在崇慶里 learning a new chinese character at sung hing lane

2017.08.05 | sung hing lane children playground, sai ying pun   西營盤崇慶里兒童遊樂場 這塊牌匾很厲害,不單讓我學到一個新的字,也見證了兩個不再存在的名字。 而不久將來這個地點「崇慶里兒童遊樂場」會否隨著市區重建而消失,如今也說不準。 印象中是第一次看到「緘」字,有邊讀邊,看前文後理,估計與「函」近義。回家查字典,與估量不遠,解書信,字例「信緘」、「緘札」。 扁上「市政局」、「英皇御准」的賽馬會,不復存在。 this plaque is quite old. two terms prove that. urban council was disbanded during hong kong handover in 1997. and the jockey club has given up its ‘royalty’ also for the same reason. it first drew my attention because […]

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圍城 city barricaded

2017.06.30 | 尖沙咀海濱 tsim sha tsui harbourfront 回歸二十年,習近平訪港三天,香港瘋狂地自綁。6月30日,尖沙咀碼頭至藝術博物館一帶整個沿海變成禁區。 20th anniversary of hong kong handover, president xi jinping visit hong kong for three days. core areas of the city are in total closure. yesterday, the whole stretch of tst harbourfront is evacuated. who and what are your fearing?

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