長沙灣青山道拆樓 demolition, castle peak road (cheung sha wan)

2018.05.14 | 青山道 217-239 castle peak road 昨日到荔枝角辦事,完事後乘巴士往尖沙嘴。經過青山道接東京街的一段,那一排的唐樓群終於搭棚準備拆樓了。這列舊樓從搬遷到丟空有一段日子,終於到倒數日子。 翻查地產網站,當中的樓宇的入伙年份是 1968 年,也就是說樓齡50。 after finishing some business at lai chi kok, i took a bus to tsim sha tsui. the bus travels along castle peak road from lai chi kok to sham shui po. when it went near tonkin street, it is a sad scene, seeing scaffolding […]

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【大廈名字系列 building name series】立誠大廈 lip seng mansion

2018.03.07 | 加拿芬道 15-19 carnarvon road 大家去尖沙咀主要是行街食飯,我去該區最愛鑽幾條內街,加連威老道、金馬崙路、金巴利道、加拿分道等。 曾經這裡是成衣出口店林立,香港人尤其女生最愛發掘價廉物美衣飾的巷區。但那已是二三十年前的事情了。然後自由行的風潮改變了這區以及整個城市。近數年,一切歸於寧靜甚至黯淡了。這也是我近年每逢到尖沙咀,一定要走入這個區域的原因,為的是這裡還有很多幾層的唐樓,擔心的是生意淡薄,收購重建的機會就大增。趁景物猶在之時,好好珍惜欣賞。 立誠大廈是一棟工商業樓宇。看這門面,厚實鐵閘、紙皮石大堂,似是原裝舊物,垂垂老矣。 大廈名號依然堅實,石質的背板,陰雕中英文名字,中文從右到左排列,英文反之,金漆字體。「一九六五年至誠建立」正是過往歲月紀錄的好習慣。 一切反映建造及入伙年期,建屋是莊重老實的行業,以及華洋雜處的市況。 off nathan road, granville road and the few side neighbouring streets, used to be the “outlet streets”. youngsters and ladies mobbed the area back in the late 80s to early 90s over the weekend for bargain fashion. then came the mainland tourist flux. the […]

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中環商舖招牌 signage of businesses in central

2018.03.17 | 威靈頓街 65 wellington street 不是樓上咖啡座不是按摩。中環唐樓地下掛滿是講手藝從前興盛的行業,畫框和洋服。 膠片招牌滿載文字,而且中英並重,絕對中環特色。 this is a busy street, one level up the main road, full of traffic and passersby. so are the signage at the entrance of a walk-up commercial building. no up-stair cafes or boutique, nor any message parlour. we are talking about central, or some might say, old […]

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唐樓賜予的美感與動感 the beauty of tenement houses

2017.03.01 | 元州街 273 un chau street 很喜歡這種較剪式唐樓樓梯的設計,為街道的上空,不但勾勒出硬朗的幾何畫面,更投入一種動感。 這裡還一連三樘的樓梯,彷彿在這舊區的大氣放下一座手風琴,隱約感受到老舊時光的音符。 可惜的是樓宇老舊,也缺少保養,不知多久這裡會淪入發展的時代巨輪下。 i always find this kind of staircases really awesome looking. it is scissor-like, coming in par, putting outside the tenement houses or tong lau on one side. not sure if residents finding them comfortable to use but they certainty strike a great visual effect to […]

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