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Everyone Love Tai Kok Tsui

Published July 12th, 2012

Like every developed city, there must be a old part which is reconstructing quickly --- Tai Kok Tsui is one of the oldest area in Hong Kong.
It was an important place in HK with Pier, Small Factory, Fresh Market, even Funeral service. Like other older area in other city,it is loved by the local. However, it is changing really quickly, new building, Metro station, new real estate agent...It is sad that the metro station is not named to Tai Kok Tsui as the Real estate agent think that "Tai Kok Tsui" is a too old fashion name. (coz the name cannot help to push up the rent. )



Anyways, I try to make an Documentary to record the changing of Tai Kok Tsui and the project is not finished yet. I will keep them updated.
All of the photo were take by film and developed by me, then print it in the dark room by myself. I hope you enjoy it )





Everyone Love Tai Kok Tsui in Hong Kong

Like every developed city, there must be a old part which is reconstructing quickly --- Tai Kok Tsui is one of the oldest area in Hong Kong.
It was an important place in HK with Pier, Small Factory, Fresh Market, even Funeral service. Like other older area in other city,it is loved by the local.

The ads on the bus mean " Everyone in Hong Kong Love". Combing the road sign. It mean "Everyone Love Tai Kok Tsui in Hong Kong"

It is a special photo, also a special moment for me as I was doing a photo project about Tai kok Tsui, a quickly changing place in Hong Kong. It was loved by the HK people.

an street shot of Tai Kok Tsui

I love the old style building of Hong Kong. Look at the "edge" of the building, it match the shape/edge of the street !!

The Local Machine Factory

This little factory is located next to the old pier of Tai Kok Tsui for over 40 years. It was used to help to repair the ship/boat. Of course, the pier is already gone and it is far far away from the pier. It is funny that people still send the parts of the ship to them for repairing.

Inside the Factory

the milling machine and the hardworking man.

Last Welding

The worker worked in the shop over 30 years to make some Iron frame or Gate. He could even weld the parts together without using his safety mask.(yup, it is not good for his eye, don't learn)

The workshop is located in the old area of Hong Kong. It had already closed due to the changing of the city. I took the photo one week before their last day of the shop. Just to record their last moment of the shop.

Happy Printing.

Yup, Happy Printing Company ! Again, the little printing shop named Happy Printing Company ! He worked over 30 years in Tai Kok Tsui. Seeing the change of that area. It is really cool that he still has the old machine that DO NOT USE FILM to print, but picking the character to make a sentence. I do not know the english name of it, but he has a set of character in different size from A to Z, and making them into a sentence to print it on the paper... IT IS AWESOME !
Thanks Mr Kwan to let me take the photo )

Gas. I have Gas

As some old building do not have the town gas, people still have to use the town gas in "CANS" version.

Street

You could see that people still live in that area, a changing area.

Street Chess Game

Street Chess Game

Reconstruct

Everywhere is reconstructing in Tai Kok Tsui

Mirror

Some old building reflected in the new "mirror "building in some old area of HK. This city is changing. Keep replacing old thing to new thing. and without any reason.

Old and New

The contrast between the old building and the new building.

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minusinf
Pascal Spörri  almost 2 years ago
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Impressive photos
MingTong
Ming Tong  over 1 year ago
0
thank you, hope you enjoyed