Sunday, June 26, 2011
Every weekend, Sai Kung waterfront would be full of tourists. However, on a weekday, especially on a rainy one, the waterfront could be completely void of people.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I first walked along King's Road, then turned into the side streets and finally came to the Island East Corridor Expressway, a highway built over the water of Victoria Harbour, along the east shore of Hong Kong Island. Under the influence of tropical storm Haima, it was a very windy and overcast day. Still, there were people hanging out here under the highway, some fishing, some just chilling out in the fresh wind. Across the harbour in the middle is Lion Rock, a beloved hill that represents the virtues of Hong Kong, resilience, optimism and the love of the rule of law.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Time to compare two pieces of work here. First, a quick sketch I did today at a friend's office on the 15th floor of Star House, Tsim Sha Tsui. The clock tower together with its railway terminus was completed in 1916. Sadly, the whole terminus was demolished in 1977 and only the clock tower was preserved. Below is a watercolour painting I did based on a black and white photo taken around the sixties, should also be taken on one of the top floors of Star House as Star House was built in 1963, 14 years before the railway station was demolished. The station was designed by British architect
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
When I started laying the watercolour after the line work, two security guards approached me and said I had to stop. Dumbfounded, I asked them why. One of the guards explained it was a place for appreciating the beauty of the garden so painting is not allowed. Wasn't I appreciating the beauty of the garden I thought?! I left for the garden office and discussed with the office staff there and they explained again, painting is not allowed as they think if everyone does the same, the place would become dirty. They went on to explain how expensive the paving, stones and rock tables were and so protecting them from damage was necessary.
準備多加一點水彩，突然出現兩位護衛，叫我不要再畫！ 其中一位說此地係讓人欣賞園景，不是作畫的! 真是莫名其妙！再到庭園辦事處詢問時，那裡的職員解釋說南蓮園池的地磚、石塊同檯椅等等均價值不菲，必須保護云云。
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sunday, June 5, 2011
It was my first time visiting the Chun Yeung Street Wet Market in North Point. It is full of energy and local ambience. What makes Chun Yeung Street unique is the tramway that passes through the very middle of this busy street, interacting with the pedestrians.
第一次到北角春秧街街市, 熱鬧非常！ 最特別係電車穿過路中間，同周圍的行人構成春秧街獨有的特色。