中半山的黃昏與大廈露台 sunset at mid-levels, golden balconies

2018.06.10 | 羅便臣道威勝大廈 52 robinson road, wise mansion 十層洋樓,卻有唐樓的風流。方正的露台,或稱騎樓、陽台,對今天一般小市民是如何奢侈的空間。 星期天黃昏,斜陽從樓宇間空隙灑落,限量金光,光影無價。 in this old-time and present luxurious residential area, one sunday late afternoon, setting-sun rays swim through hillside and high rises and rest on a few balconies of this low-rise building. what a pretty light and shadow sketch work. Advertisements

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【樓上文字系列 words on building series】馬頭涌消防局 ma tau chung fire station

2017.1.8 | 馬頭涌道 109 ma tau chung road 這裡有兩組漂亮的字。先留意的自然是非常醒目,有如浮雕的消防局的招牌。陽光的日子,這排字塑展射光影,既有氣派,同時流露詩意。 不能不眷戀的是那只有英文的門牌,字體有特別講究有美感的,而且用色和大小皆有妙韻。 we have two sets of writings here, both are impressive. first strike you is the signage of the fire station. the three dimensional tablets in both chinese and english are each with specific style. the best part of course is the sunlight effect, giving the […]

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瘦薄唐樓 a thin walk-up (tong lau) in central

2015.2.3 | 荷李活道 45 hollywood rd 荷李活道與擺花街這個交匯處,形成中環低半山位置一個有趣的三角地帶。 慶幸馬路兩旁的唐樓舊樓面目不變,不似上一格的史丹利街兩旁都有拆樓。 喜歡從這角度 - 荷李活道住好的位置往東望 -觀望45號這唐樓,因為比較少唐樓,可以一眼觀賞到身前身後而且那麼瘦削的體態。 記得從前這列樓宇地面舖位都是一些舊物古董或者地毯的商店。今天可剩下一家「平價店」有紅色招牌門戶的舊商店。 there is an interesting triangle at this crossroad of hollywood road and lyndhurst terrace. and, more interesting is this thin triangular spectacle of this walk-up building at no. 45. isn’t it wonderful to have some lower buildings along streets so that people […]

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麗池大廈 ritz garden apartments

2013.10.10 | 英皇道885 – 939 king’s road 從谷歌地圖上看,麗池大廈的範圍有一大個長方形。 原址是上世紀四十年代北角紙醉金迷代表 –  麗池花園夜總會。北角位置在香港島最北,當年屬近郊,附近有泳棚。夜總會於1947年9月7日開幕。按《香港倒後鏡》部落形容,集泳池、海浴場、舞廳、酒吧、餐廳於一身,還有一小型哥爾夫球場。 ritz garden apartments used to stretch from king’s road 885 to 939. this plot lived  an extravagant and dazzling last life – the ritz nightclub. it opened in 1947. north point at that age was a suburban. the nightclub which was described as the moulin rouge and ritz of […]

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