灣仔道街市 wanchai road open market

2017.08.20 | wanchai road 灣仔道 經過灣仔,總會特意走入這裡。 這裡的步行路徑通常不能直線快速前進的。如果從莊士敦道入來,就要不時回頭看顧後面是否有車輛駛來;卻不會感覺煩厭,因為那是實地第一身感受「車水馬龍」。另外兩邊舖頭有貨出入有顧客進出還要避開濕貨留下的水跡和垃圾。 印象中路兩邊從前都是魚檔、雞檔、肉檔、蔬菜檔,近這一兩年這些濕貨的檔口數量逐漸減退。消失了的還有家品雜貨店。幸而那曲奇舖還在。 比較少黃昏時間經過這裡,豬肉檔的紅色塑膠燈罩打出美麗的燈彩,街道彷彿拾起一點舊式的情懷。 i always choose to route around here when visiting wanchai. love open space street wet market. the main theme is all those veggie and meat vendor. but the sensation comes from all kinds of angles. the interactions between the butchers and hawkers with the customers, the […]

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生果檔的秋裝 the autumn street anthem

2015.10.24 | 中環卑利街荷李活道口 peel street crosses hollywood road 農曆九月,一項季度手工業就會在各老舊社區捲起陣陣橘香清蘊。街頭巷尾大媽女仕身邊都堆著盒盒紙箱的新會柑,講究出生地、面容完好,又考手工。每張果皮開誠三瓣,用繩串成果皮圈璉,放於蔭下同時通風處,練就天然綠色黃金。 如果床前的窗簾用上這襲襲綠裳,會否我也多發個香夢? every autumn, you will see this pleasant green hand-industry/products flourish around almost every street corners in old neighbourhoods for some brief weeks. cantoneses and hongkongers love aged dried tangerine peels as they have high herbal and gourmet value. many mature ladies at home and in […]

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大吉大桔 festive

2015.2.17 | 正街 centre street 過年要吉利。意頭物品,大家都願意買。大大個桔、有枝有葉的桔仔、拜神菜、碌柚葉。街市人頭湧湧,小販添貨忙碌。就是喜歡這種街頭人情味。 chinese embrace all kinds of auspiciousness when preparing and celebrating chinese new year. it is all colourful, fragrant, joyful and dazzling and sometimes humourous. love catching markets and fairs and the much more cheerful people during this festive season.

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油麻地果欄 fruit market, yau ma tei

2014.9.13 | 油麻地果欄 fruit market, yau ma tei 大家想到果欄,大抵腦中先浮現晚間車水馬龍,推車、搬運工人喧鬧穿梭的情景。 我卻蠻常日間探訪這珍異的老舊小王國,而且喜歡他在光天化日下獨特的情韻。 首先面臨上海街的舖頭,白天是開門做生意。中間有一兩檔會賣菜,還有婆婆擺地攤賣下欄(有瑕疵)生果。無論好天下雨,這段路面都有客人的座駕停泊。店主客人都忙碌搬出搬走盤盤的水果。除了婆婆地攤外,這裡看到的水果都是優質漂亮充滿光澤和香氣的。 除了感恩地感受活古董的日常脈搏,其實我很愛鑽果欄旁停車場的位置,尤其是天氣好的日子。很喜愛欣賞那些晚上繁忙幹活的「架撐」日間齊整地在這地方休養生息,包括貨車、(偶爾看到的)工人,還有那些實淨簡樸的貨物層架,秩序井然地且有色彩地好好站崗。 love the vigorous images of movers and trolleys buzzing and dashing around when the midnight oil burns at the fruit market. but those are the images i saw on tv and documentaries. so far i haven’t got a chance to visit this place […]

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