政治毫不正確的尖東一隅 a colonial patch at tsim sha tsui east

2018.03.07 | urban council centenary garden 百週年紀念公園 回溯歷史:市政局在香港回歸後被消失了;再前,九廣鐵路尖沙咀至何文田一段就行駛此處,及後尖沙咀火車站拆了,鐵路搬移至紅磡為總站,此處的鐵路消失了。 原址改闢為公園,啟用時適逢1983年市政局一百週年,依此命名。 公園一處,並安置了歷史美物尖沙咀火車站保存下來具歷史莊重美感的花崗岩古典石柱。 this is not a quiet corner. but compare to the heydays, in different ages, this could be called a forgotten corner. way way back, in the 20th century this was where the kowloon canton railway ran through as this was not far away from the […]

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公園涼亭 a park pavilion

2017-12-07 | 長沙灣徑休憩處 cheung sha wan path sitting-out area 香港的公園家具,不會有太多人考究,但總不時發現設計具簡潔平實的美感;雖然會懷疑主理公園的人從未將美感列入思維內。 一個晚上,路經這個休憩處 (甚至不是公園!),驚艷。 晚燈映照下,這個涼亭猶如穿上晚裝。 park furniture, i believe, especially for those old and small parks, is having aesthetic on top of the priority. yet i always discover prettiness in a bench or even a bin in some visitor-less parks in the middle of the city. one […]

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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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兵頭花園迎中秋 botanic garden with mid-autumn festival decorations

2014.8.30 | 兵頭花園  the zoological & botanic gardens 每年中秋香港各大公園都會裝飾一番,最欣賞一直是兵頭花園。很怕公園吊起一串串紅燈籠在半空再放置紙紮公仔在空地角落。兵頭花園多年來,只在中心草坪和噴水池範圍佈置。噴水池四角有大金魚燈籠。草坪則放置傳統的手紮燈籠,款式也選取傳統一點或跟動植物有關的款式。美麗可親同時感覺踏實。 love the zoological & botanical gardens (i always call this park affectionately as “botanic garden”) for many reasons. one seasonal factor is that it shows its style and taste in the mid-autumn festival decorations. many public parks simply hang lanterns around everywhere and place paper-cartoon figures at […]

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