T字路牌 西安里 t-shaped street sign – sai on lane

2018.06.17 | 石塘嘴 shek tong tsui 良禽擇木而棲,那榕樹擇棲身之地又有什麼條件?胡想,這細葉榕種子原來以為駕著這鐵板就可到西安,卻不知是自己一廂情願,委身於港島西邊一個橫巷內。 這個路牌 T 型有外框,英文在上,中文於下並由右往左;有相當年月,特別的地方是被漆上黑色。而一棵細葉榕選上它,拔牌而生,更為路牌添上生氣和霸氣。 tracing the history of street sign in hong kong, a t-shaped metal plate for street / road name is definitely a senior citizen. this sign shows the features of a particular generation of the t-shaped street sign: there is an outer frame – the words are […]

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獅子山隧道 lion rock tunnel

2018.05.26 | 獅子山隧道 lion rock tunnel 今天所講的基建項目,總強調對經濟未來的效益,先拋出壯闊畫美的完工後畫面搶眼球,工程開展後卻連連錯漏超資剝削隱瞞,完成後的計畫成效亦不一定如承諾。 昨日從大埔回家,特意不乘鐵路,選坐巴士,經吐露港公路及獅子山隧道出九龍。 坐在巴士上層前座,看著隧道口慢慢接近,忍不住拍照。 感慰昔日前人工程的美與實在,實在指的是工程本身的質料、功效,也指其時計劃的目標和視野。 看那石塊堆集,建材本身的美、石砌的工整和堅實,隧道名字的設計、字體、擺放,與那隧道拱放置的空間美,立體的造字在陽光照射下的光影美。 yesterday i went to tai po. after finishing my work, i decided not to take the faster way, the train, to leave. instead i took a bus. always recommend bus (or tram on the hong kong side) when you are not in a hurry to […]

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霓虹紀錄 neon record – 單眼佬涼茶 single-eyed man herbal tea

2018.04.29 | 廟街 151 temple street 從1950 年代開始,「單眼佬涼茶」已經鎮守油麻地廟街。 不能想像廟街這方地面少了這單邊鋪面,不能想像這片天空失去這正直大幅的霓虹招牌。 招牌頂小字橫寫「春和堂」,主題由上至下。 亮燈時,小字和外框紅色,招牌字白燈。 single-eyed man herbal tea has been basing at temple street in yau ma tei since the 1950s. just wish this historic shop & business and true people’s brand to stay healthy and keep its longevity for long. the neon signboard is simple and neat, […]

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利瑪竇堂地標三看 ricci hall signages

2018.03.23 | 薄扶林道 93 pok fu lam road 香港大學一直獲貫以「香港最高學府」,近年受到社會時代政局的巨浪衝擊,你可能會質疑其不同方面質素水準之高度,但不能推翻的是其歷史與傳統之悠久。 利瑪竇堂明年便 90 歲了,今日的舍堂有新舊兩翼。看著鄰居女生舍堂何東堂沒有一點舊物痕跡,這邊廂的男生舍堂舊的部分尚存,彌足珍貴。 宿舍1928年奠基,1929年開幕。兩墩地標一左一右座落薄扶林道車路入口,中英文深刻正統的字體,刻畫在晶體閃爍的花崗岩柱上,沒有考究,但大膽估計是開幕年代留下至今。 走近宿舍一點,另有簇新的路標。讚賞設計,向原有建築的十字架雕空呼應致敬。 ricci hall is the oldest existing male-only dormitory in hong kong, quoting from hku alumni publication. it was established in 1929.  today ricci hall, the “student village”, consists of old and new wings. thankfully the old building is still around. i […]

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