柴灣華人永遠墳埸 cape collinson chinese permanent cemetery

2017.4.1 | 柴灣華人永遠墳埸 cape collinson chinese permanent cemetery 今年清明在4月4日,與家人在節前的星期六去拜山。 當天天氣清涼且清亮,而且是第一個清明節實施中央化寶的政策。站在靈灰閣高處向西眺望,豁然開朗,近處墳場的規劃固然一目了然;山下有柴灣道,外面的鯉魚門海峽。對岸視線可由油塘伸展至九龍灣,九龍山脈連綿,最高點這裡所見是飛鵝山。將眼界回到香港這邊,前面的高山相信是小馬山。 這個墳場最早部分落成於 1963 年,不能想像當初周圍的景象是如何。 this ching ming festival fell on april 4th. my family went grave-sweeping the saturday before. what a great day, cool weather and clear sky. the implementation of the policy of burning ancestral offering at central points could also given credit. all allow […]

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大口環 sandy bay

2015.4.2 | 大口環 sandy bay 今天清明節,應應景,記一筆東華義莊和華人基督教墳場。 不少人對墳場有忌諱,墳場對我卻有股攝力。香港的歷史性墳場,都曾專門拜訪。 去年東華義莊開放日,參加了導賞,看到一些寄存超過一百年的棺柩,參觀了復修用心的建築,也多了解了其歷史和服務。義莊在大口環村對入位置已經有116年歷史(1899年)。照片左下角至下方中間部分,奶黃色幾棟建築就是所在位置。 照片右面便是華人基督教墳場。每次無論經過下路大口環或上路薄扶林道看到此墳場,不禁賞嘆這裡的美麗風水地段,背山面海,享盡山風水光。 today is ching ming festival, the day chinese to worship their ancestors and sweeping graves. cemeteries especially those with long history have special magic on me. i am not afraid of visiting cemeteries. i’ve visited many of those beautiful and historical ones, including those in happy […]

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st michael’s catholic cemetery 聖彌額爾天主教墳場

2013.2.7 | happy valley 快活谷 聖彌額爾天主教墳場墳場跟旁邊的香港墳場,歷史皆遠追至十九世紀,兩地都莊重優美。不過後者範圍廣大,有參天大樹、山坡小川,墓園有光影氛圍的層次,讓人隨時可流連憑弔半天。而前者園地小得多,位置正方地對著馬路,感覺較光亮澄淨。 不過最發人心省的,我覺得是這個環境佈置。後面沿山都是亮晶晶的豪華住宅,而它們享受的景致,就是大家相同的結局。正好呼應墳場大門的文對「今夕吾軀歸故土,他朝君體也相同」。 this cemetery dated back to the 19th century. it is the oldest catholic cemetery in hong kong. hong kongers are familiar with this place because of a couplet at its entrance. it says, today i am returning to the earth, you will join me sooner or later. very true. even […]

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薄扶林 pok fu lam

2012.10.22 | 薄扶林 pok fu lam a hazy day looking out from high west, hong kong chinese christian churches union pok fu lam road cemetery is in the middle of this photo. 秋高但氣矇,從西高山下望摩星嶺、香港華人基督教聯會薄扶林道墳場、硫磺海峽。

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