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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山道天橋 2017 vs 1987 hill road flyover (懷念梅艷芳與我們的香港 we miss you anita mui and the good old hong kong)

2017.12.30 | 山道天橋下 under the hill road flyover, shek tong tsui 梅艷芳逝世十四週年,她的歌迷會連同民間社區組織「環環好日誌」舉辦公眾電影播放紀念活動。特選了《胭脂扣》於石塘咀的山道天橋下播放。 電影取材李碧華同名小說改編,故事寫1930年代石塘咀紅牌阿姑的愛情故事。電影不少場景正正在這條天橋底下拍攝。電影在1987年拍攝公映,2017年底在拍攝現場重現公眾眼簾,饒有情懷,別具意義。 照片中的電影畫面,是梅艷芳飾演不願轉世鬼魅如花,站在橋下一邊,與電影中的現世男女主角萬梓良與朱寶意隔著馬路對話。 天橋落成於1981年,80年代山道一帶依然有不少老舊的唐樓,畫面的遠景就有一棟。 「梅姐」去後十多年,依然為我們帶來難得的經歷,讓三十年前後的山道風光交會,感謝妳。 yesterday was the 14th anniversary of the death of anita mui, a multi-talented performer and artist and a great human being with integrity who many called her “hong kong’s daughter”. her fan club together with a community organization held […]

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唐樓門鐘 door bell of walk-up buildings

2017.8.24 | 保德街 25-27 po tak street, shek tong tsui 門鐘在唐樓地下大閘旁,,兩個門牌,五層住家。大家會是好鄰居嗎? 門鈴有新有舊。 另外觀察,物料大匯集。水磨石牆身,加上木板,而門鐘安裝在木板上。 this is at the side of the main entrance outside the gate. five storeys of homes, each floors have two homes. take a closer look: the wall material is typical of the tang lau. there is a wooden pane added on the […]

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天后誕在西區 make-shift tin hau altar

2016.4.29 | 山道橋底 below hill road bridge 西環沒有天后廟,但不可不向天后賀壽。今年的天后誕正日在上星期五 4月29日。兩三天前,有關人士搭起小竹棚,讓街坊可以向天后稟意供奉。 it was tin hau’s birthday on the past friday, 29 april. western district does not have any tin hau temple. but this does not stop the residents from paying their respect to the city’s  beloved sea goddess. a temporary altar was built for few days right […]

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