Don't take for granted the street signs, tenement buildings, shop signs, turnstiles, and cha chaan tengs that you see every day, for they may disappear in the blink of an eye!
Cherish before vanished
This book uses unique photography techniques and nuanced yet humourous writing to capture the remaining vestiges of old Hong Kong buildings and items from an aesthetic perspective.
The author walked through the streets and alleys of Hong Kong to document the common and overlooked aspects of old Hong Kong in four categories: architecture, handcrafts, street corners, and cuisine.
The book features an interview with famous pop singer Hins Cheung (張敬軒) at his century-old mansion Alberose. The author also interviewed the fourth-generation descendant of the first owner of the historical Grade III-listed building at 190 Nathan Road, which is facing demolition, to share their family's poignant story during the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong in WWII.
This book is an invaluable historical reference that no Hongkonger should miss!
Softcover | 248 pages | 15 x 21cm