銅鑼灣轉角唐樓 – 富興大廈 the walk-up building around the corner of times square

2017.3.4 | 羅素街 60 russell street 銅鑼灣一直熙來壤往,隔一陣子就有新形或翻新建築商場酒店等落成。故此大家印象都是鮮亮的鋼筋玻璃大樓,五光十色的燈影外牆視覺裝飾。似乎都忽略了四處還錯落好些舊樓。 老實大方的唐樓建築,看上去感覺就是踏實,因為室內空間寬闊,而外觀線條和設計簡單而順溜。 近來,時代廣場羅素街馬路斜對面的這棟商住唐樓,又完成一輪改裝/翻新。不知道大家會否看不慣,實在卻是將建築還原。多年來密封的外牆,讓租客房主享受最大的室內空間,卻是犧牲了原來唐樓的騎樓/涼台設計和空氣流轉美。 causeway bay always give people the impressions of glitz, density and speed. people dash in and out shopping malls, eateries and entertainment venues. but every time when i walk pass some modern and posh gigantic building blocks, i feel glad that there are still quite many old […]

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霓虹記錄 neon record – 蛇王二 se wong yee

2016.1.23 | 波斯富街 percival street, causeway bay 天寒地凍,就是吃蛇羹時。 蛇王二可算是銅鑼灣該帶唯一的老食店。前幾年大陸遊客湧港,地產藥房金鋪發展瘋癲,銅鑼灣各式小店老鋪給全面掃蕩。此店的左鄰右里也不知換了多少臉孔。 每次經過這鋪面,吸引我的是掛起段段肥美油香的臘腸潤腸。雖然叫蛇王,但此店也已燒臘臘味老湯擔起生意。 老派的店子,韻味也充盈門面裝潢和霓虹招牌。老好的中文書法字體,提醒大家這裡的招牌和菜式以及老店的內蘊,暖黃的店燈,還有高懸的霓虹,冬夜經過,頓感溫心。 se wong means snake master. this shop sells snake soups. its name yee means two. se wong yee is few if not the only surviving old and independent eateries around causeway bay. few years back, when mainland tourist fluxed in and landlords’ minds all […]

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過馬路 human wave

2015.12.13 | yee wo street / hennessy road 怡和街 / 軒尼斯道 in chinese, to describe a crowd for example on the street, we can say a human wave. i can never get tired sitting in the front of the top deck of a bus or tram and watching the ebb and flow of the human […]

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銅鑼灣怡和街天橋 the footbridge of causeway bay

2015.10.3 | 怡和街 yee wo street, causeway bay 經過這路段,抬頭一看行人天橋、「塗鴉」、招牌河廣告,三樣東西各自色彩鮮明,但在此聚頭又有種調和感,所以不禁拍下照片。 先說天橋。必要說說這天橋。實在覺得這行人天橋的顏色、設計、內裡的裝置都很突兀。不時經過這兒,這麼多年來,每次遇見,心裡馬上飛出兩個字「醜樣」。不過,不竟橋已經在此站立不少年,每次遊行均因瓶頸原理停留其下好一陣子,不愛還需愛。 第二項,很簡單,就是外星侵略者的作品。 招牌河,是香港仔南記粉麵一種麵食,對這家連鎖食店蠻有好感的。何況那廣告的圖片影像鮮明俐落。 是的,本來不相干的街頭家具,在此浮聚一塊成為我的風景。 every time i pass by this footbridge, the remark “ugly” never fail to pop up in my head. even after all these years. i found the space of this piece of sky being robbed by this big chunk of circle; the business […]

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