Showing posts with label Central. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Central. Show all posts

24 September 2013

Jamia Mosque in Soho

Mosque in Hong Kong Mosque\
Just off the Soho Escalator is a little piece of land time forgot. The Jamia Mosque was built 1915 and surrounding it are some really beautiful old buildings giving you a glimpse of what that are looked like 100 years ago. Hopefully the Urban Renewal Authority will never get involved in this.
Photos taken with a Nikon Fm3A and slide film.

Mosque in Hong Kong

28 February 2013

EHO Box Camera

EHO Box Camera
This is an EHO Box Camera, a simple box camera from 1931.

Here are some photos:

EHO Box Camera Photos Hong Kong  EHO Box Camera Photos Hong Kong Central taken with an EHO box camera

5 September 2012


Taking a Break in Sheung Wan
taking a break at IFC Hong Kong
Taking a break on Lamma Island

1- Sheung Wan
2- Central
3- Lamma

9 August 2012


Footbridge in Central Hong Kong Cartier in Central Hong Kong

A photo of mine has been featured on Global Yodel. Take a look HERE

21 February 2012

Braun Ultralit

Bamboo scaffolding in Hong Kong
Footbridge in Hong KongDogs on Lamma

Photos taken with a Braun Ultralit Point and Shoot and Agfa Vista. I bought this little camera in a small shop in Wan Chai, still in the original box for about 100HK$. It's nice, but the focus is a hit and miss.

1 - Footbridge in Central
2 - Lamma Dogs
3 - Construction in Central

27 January 2012

11 October 2011

Graham Street Market

Graham Street Market in Hong Kong Flower Shop at Graham Street Market Graham Street Market, Wing Woo Grocery DaiPaiDong in Central Hong Kong before redevelopment

1- Fruit stalls at Graham Street Market
2- Flower Shop at Graham Street Market
3- Wing Woo Groceries
4- Dai Pai Dong close to Graham Street Market

The pictures are of Graham Street Market in Central. Graham Street Market is one of the oldest outdoor markets in Hong Kong. It's been around for 160 years. Even before Hong Kong became a British colony there was a bazaar on this site, selling provisions to the ships arriving in Hong Kong. Unfortunately the Urban Renewal Authority is planning to redevelop Graham Street and Peel Street. When they say redevelop they actually mean tearing down the old buildings and building higher, more profitable high-rises instead. This will affect 37 building and 78 shops. It will start 2015 and be completed in 2021.
The plan is to build a giant complex with two residential buildings, a 26-storey hotel, a 32-storey office building, a footbridge linking to the escalator and an underground car park (because we need more cars in Central for sure). They are also planning an "Old Market Street" a man-made tourist attraction, which will have nothing to do with reality and surely all the charm and authenticity of the market will be lost. They will be selling traditional products and handicrafts. Sounds like the Ngong Ping Old Town to me, a disney-esque tourist attraction on Lantau selling Babushka dolls and other kitsch to mainland tourists. I fail to see how "Old Shop Street" can be of any interest for a tourist wanting to experience the many sides of Hong Kong, as gritty and dirty as they can be. Graham Street Market may not be pretty at times, but it's GENUINE and vibrant. The real Hong Kong, a real outdoor wet market, not the URA's version of it.
Instead of just renovating the buildings, like it is done in most places in the world the URA instead tears down most of the ones built in 50s and 60s, keeps the facade of the pre-war buildings and fills in the rest with hotels, luxurious apartments and other crap not catered to the existing residents of that area, but for richer class with more consumer power. Local residents are relocated and compensated. If compensation for something like that is even possible. 
The corner house of Wellington Street and Peel Street was housing one of the oldest shops in that area selling eggs, groceries and dried goods called Wing Woo Groceries, which was in business for more than 80 years and closed in 2009. The URA offered the owner compensation and he retired due to old age. The shops interior will be preserved for a museum.

1 April 2011

Pottinger Street

Pottinger Street in Central, Hong KongPottinger Street in Central, Hong Kong

1- Pottinger Street
2- Stanley Street

28 September 2010


1- Wan Chai market
2- Central carpark

20 July 2010

and more

Ocean - Olympus Trip 35 Photos from Hong Kong Olympus Trip 35 Photos from Hong Kong Fischer Olympus Trip 35 Photos from Hong Kong Olympus Trip 35 Photos from Hong Kong

2nd Roll from the Olympus Trip, shot in Central and on Lamma Island.