Tuesday, September 30, 2008

cental market - a heritage of unknown fate...

one of the last two "Bauhaus market buildings" in Hong Kong (http://www.pbase.com/hpicckcy/bauhaus_market_buildings). Not only was it the first wet market in HK, it was also once the biggest meat markets in Southeast Asia. However, being located at the core CBD, this 4-storey building was considered seriously underdeveloped for such a precious piece of land. It was eventually closed and vacated a few years ago (with the exception of only a few shops on the 2nd floor arcade). However, to the surprise of the Government, her plan to demolish the building for another private commercial skyscraper was blocked by fierce objections...

viewing from Queen's Road Central

"you be good..."

"another heritage to be abandoned?"

Jubilee Street

"stop!" Queen Victoria Street entrance

the last shops...

"no negative needed..." no need to be negative? But I read the news on 3 September 2008 that this site would be officially on the Government's List of Sites for Sale...

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

some random favourites...

"(Almost) the entire city is in a fever..." a pic to remember the Olympic fever a month ago, Causeway Bay

"Wo Cheong Pawn Shop" an old pawn shop being preserved and converted into a high class restaurant, Johnston Road, Wanchai

"Shelley Street and the Central-Mid-Levels Escalators"

"Fook Wah Masions" a typical building of the early 60's across the street where I live today, but it keeps reminding me of the days when I was a boy... Lyttelton Road

"Root and (shadows of) leaves" captured by this light and shadows during a lovely Sunday afternoon stroll... Honiton Road

"I heard you..." Heard Street, Wanchai

"Once it was nice..." the tram road, Johnston Road, Wanchai

"Gray, cloudy, misty..." Victoria Peak

"Has winter come early or was I just sensitive to the withered..." Robinson Road

"Words of despair..." left by a poor fellow who had no food or money, asking himself what he should do and where he could go... 3:00 am midnight, Queensway

"Mid Autumn Festival" Roof garden of the IFC Mall, Central

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Friday, September 05, 2008

candid night shots...

"merry x'mas... lonely people"
It was a cold Saturday night last December. I was on my way home after work when this scene "captured" me.... (a fast food restaurant, Ngan Mok Street)

Can't you fly faster? (Tram Stop, Des Voeux Road Central)

"hussein, bush & laden"
I've never thought the "three" could get so close together... (outside a toy shop, Pottinger Street)

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