【樓上文字系列 words on building series】「純粹租房」、新新照相 “rooms for rent only” & “fresh new photo studio”

2018.02.06 | 青山道250 & 248 castle peak road 「純粹租房」是時鐘酒店的典型告白。網上搜尋,250號這棟唐樓1961年入伙,也找到此門牌時鐘酒店的資料。樓已舊,生意也應該不新。但這樓上的文字風景卻蠻風雅的。舊款綠色階磚,配襯紅色界飾,還有紅色立體雕字,陽光斜照影落。 248號的唐樓,年份應該相當,同一樓層另一門生意。平面招牌字也是紅色,字體老實方穩。可惜日久失修,其中一個「新」字不堪歲月掉了半邊。 有趣是兩組招牌字,猶如貼對門神互相呼應,一邊從左至右,一邊由右至左。 the 3-d chinese characters read from left to right means “room for rent only”. this is a common slogan for hourly room renting business used since old hong kong. even though such kind of business is usually “look down” by people, the presentation of […]

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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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【樓上文字系列 words on building series】湖北街 wu pak street

2017.10.14 | wu pak street, aberdeen 香港仔湖北街 香港舊區,為我們提供不少美好的街道文字風光,但昨日經過香港仔,這一道幾個層次的,還是有少少震撼。 一個街面,三個字號各自宣示訊息。樓上兩排巨大的方塊字,不同的風格,還紅綠兩色相撞,不能不觸目。 到街鋪景記五金 (商號的地址其實是東勝道,湖北道轉出大馬路的位置),不要忽略樓上的廣告板上也有搶眼文字。原來店商是一大油漆公司的代理。 拾級而下,地下鋪面牆身彷彿是個五金商店貨品導讀,還有中英文「雙語廣播」:電器機械、鋁質、電器、建築材料(相片只看到部分文字);中文由右至左,英文由左至右,說明這店歷史不短,中文排序是較老式的。 chinese character scenery is fading but still quite commonly gracing old districts in hong kong. this blog on and off feature few lovely spots. but i have to say this facade in aberdeen has slightly blown my mind because of the sizes together […]

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霓虹+老店記錄 – 大華西藥房 neon and old shop record – dai wah pharmacy

2017.02.22 | 青山道240 號A 地下 castle peak road 240 a 比較起其他老區,如油麻地、深水埗、觀塘,都有相當的新樓或發展,長沙灣到今天感覺還是一貫歲月停留,馬路兩旁多幾層的樓房住宅,地面是街鋪,很有鄰里舊區的人氣。 這裡是青山道。從霓虹招牌的規模,以至樓宇上寶號的展示,大華西藥房應該經營年份和生意皆屬有份量。 在網上資料搜集,沒有什麼收穫。以上所說是從所見推論:樓宇外牆的寶號名牌,是以紙皮石嵌入牆身;中文的書寫由右至左。而霓虹招牌除了面積大,在藥房符號標示外,還加上一行字宣示正統藥房身份。 compare to other old districts, cheung sha wan along castle peak road is relatively untouched. this stretch of the busy centre is still sandwiched by old buildings with quite many old shops and eateries running on the ground level of the walk-up […]

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