報檔過年 (狗年快樂!) newsstand’s new year break notice (happy year of the dog!)

2018.02.17 | 灣仔淑貞報檔 shuk jin newstand (translation), queen’s road east 灣仔大馬路,洪聖古廟對面有這檔報紙檔,每年過年休息都會用心思在通告上。 濃濃感受檔主的溫暖。 this newsstand is on queen’s road east, right opposite of hung shing temple. it is taking a long break for the chinese new year. the notice it put up is so fun any passerby will feel the love and warm of the stall […]

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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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洪聖廟石器 a historic stoneware, hung shing temple

2017.05.20 | 灣仔洪聖古廟  hung shing temple, wanchai 實在很難想像,百五年前,這廟前面便是海邊。而這廟的座基又神妙地盤攀峻峭山坡大石上。 按廟的資料說,推敲這是燈座,原來放在廟前。今天這個道光二十七年(1847年)的石雕,隱放置廟旁化寶爐後,守護著社公。 石材估計是地道的大麻石,伴隨天然的石頭礦物紋理,有人工雕刻的大小花紋和打磨,石雕頂有渾圓石球,正面還雕寫著一邊是年份,另一邊寫由李玉龍敬奉。 it is hard to imagine this temple was at the sea front back in the early days. another impressive fact is that the temple was built on a big rocky slope. one can still trace the tough terrain looking at the back of this grade […]

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猶如一幅水彩畫 -戴麟趾夫人訓練中心 a watercolour painting, lady trench training centre

2016.12.24 | 愛群道 44 oi kwan road 嘗試找尋此中心的資料但不果。感覺這建築這中心該有數十年歷史,才有如此有畫意的「標題」,色彩與空間的美,讓人覺得時間慢流。 永祥街的舊式街道牌,又給與這堵牆一個優美的小小頓號。(中心的位置在愛群道與永祥街交界,地址以愛群道為記)。 tried researching this centre but didn’t find anything so far online, so i can only use my gut feeling to estimate this institution is about few decade old. all because of the aesthetic sense of this wall. the pastel blue and the play of the chinese […]

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