Friday, February 09, 2007

the blue house ...

An 80 year old 4-storey tenement, with no elevators and even flushing water system. Might not appeal to many, but when I passed by it one evening, I was entirely fascinated. Not only by its colors, textures and architectural details, but more by its 'human' factor that was so rich. Containing memories of more than three generations, it's still serving the same purposes and functions since it was first built - housing families and chambers of local community. I was amazed to witness its being "alive", living far far beyond the normal economical and physical life of a building in this fast changing City ... I learned afterwards that some public bodies are now planning to "preserve" this heritage and "revitalise" the area into a "tourist destination"; the existing residents would of course need to vacate ...
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Blogger 恩妮 said...

good article and picsture. buidling can be alived, it can be humanity as well.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Nadia said...

You have a gift. Every single photo I saw it was like I was drawn into it. Amazing! Keep on doing this!

Cheers/ Nadia

12:39 PM  
Blogger John said...

It's been a while since I last checked out your work Hugo. Excellent stuff as always. I'll have to pencil in some Hugo time to catch up with your latest images.

6:06 AM  
Blogger hugo poon said...

Thank you everyone for the kind words and encouragement!

Best regards,

6:06 AM  

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