Friday, April 8, 2011

Blue House Now and Then 藍屋古與今

The illustration is done based on a photograph I took of a rusty photo metal plate displayed on site at Stone Nullah Street, Wan Chai.  The rusty photo shows what the street was like at least fifty years ago. The passing bikes, the people and the children walking in the street really brightened up the whole scene.
這張畫喺根據石水渠街頭的一幅老照來畫的。我諗張老照都應該喺四五十年前拍的。當時的石水渠街睇起來比現在熱鬧得多。

Decades passed and this is what is like at Stone Nullah Street, Wan Chai today.  Only the "Blue House" remains and Stone Nullah Street is a much quiter street today.  
時移世易,現在只有藍屋仍然存在!石水渠街亦比舊時靜得多。

The "Blue House" is currently declared a grade I historic building in Hong Kong which means it is of great importance and every effort should be made to preserve it.   However, only buildings or sites declared "monument" will be given legal protection which prevents them from demolition or alteration.

More about "Blue House" at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_House_(Hong_Kong)

2 comments:

  1. Hello Gary. I really like this illustration of Stone Nullah Street. Do you do prints? Thanks! Rich (rich_griff@hotmail.com)

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  2. Thanks Rich! I just replied you on email!

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