重陽放假 chung yeung holiday

2018.10.17 | 皇后大道西 190 queen’s road west 中國節日,傳統行業很多都會放假。而如海味業或押業,總是保持敦厚禮儀,會在門外掛起放假通知。 這是西營盤的泰順大押。 a respectable practice, observed by only few traditional trades in hong kong now, pawn industry and dried seafood industry are these few; putting up a notice informing its customers and public the holiday closure. this is tai shun pawn shop. it is at sai ying pun. […]

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泰昌大押招牌陣 tai cheung pawnshop

2016.6.9 | 卑利街 – 威靈頓街 peel street & wellington street 端午節,沿威靈頓街西行,到了卑利街,馬上被泰昌大押的架勢攝住。 打正面,其實是當舖的側面,掛有一個「金漆」招牌;往前抬頭看,有霓虹招牌,稍低位置還有膠片招牌。 再踏步向前,威靈頓街正門有門楣的名號。 照片所示的三個招牌,每個都是美麗的街頭家具。 金色底色是用「紙皮石」鋪排,上放四個書法有力端正的造字由右到左排好。 霓虹招牌是傳統蝙蝠,大紅鑲黃邊配白字。 膠牌的畫工也仔細,且寫上英文鋪名。 heading west along wellington street in the afternoon on tuen ng festival aka dragon boat festival. central was nice and quiet on public holiday. that allowed me taking the stroll leisurely and making slow observation. this pawn shop […]

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天樂里 sky high land

2011.3.11 | 灣仔天樂里 tin lok lane, wanchai 電車站牌與同德押的綫條很協調 tin lok lane in translation is heaven happiness land. my dear tram and the lines and shape of tong tuk pawn shop are quite heavenly to me.

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