Hung Hom / 紅墈
Shum Shui Po / 深水埗
Fortress Hill / 炮台山
Tai Hang / 大坑
"The term tong lau (Chinese: 唐樓) is used to describe tenement buildings built in late 19th century to the 1960s in Hong Kong, Macau, southern China and Taiwan. Designed for both residential and commercial uses, they are similar in style and function to the shophouses of Southeast Asia."
Getting on the tram, and travelling through the city.
I love strolling, wandering, walking around... This is the best way for me to understand a neighborhood by quietly observing people, objects, and what is happening along my way. I love walking through old districts in particular. The rows of old buildings by the street seem to have experienced many vicissitudes of life. Also, their beautiful composition of straight lines and geometries are fascinating.
However, this city keeps changing. It seems that the changing has no place for old stuffs. Many more brand-new and modern skyscrapers are built everywhere while beautiful old buildings is gradually disappearing. Therefore, I think I should capture these existing old buildings with my analog camera, before this city completely loses its own identity.
Yau Ma Tei / 油麻地
, collected between August 2013 and March 2014.
♫♪♫♫mind calming melody