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2011年9月1日 星期四

A third Stroll around Town


Walked through the waterfront of Central again and of Wanchai. I could never get tired of the
form of its its buildlngs, as reflected and transformed by the glistening surfaces of its windows
and chrome plates.






Can you tell what buildings they are?





Are you sure they are the same or different buildings?






There can be no doubt about these!





The stationary bull, head up, is looking one way. The man is walking, head down, in the other.
Is the man local or foreign? Can one tell in these days of global movement of funds at
the click of a computer mouse?





Is that another bull but shorn of its horns? And with a lump on its hump?





Is that the way our stock market is moving?






Ah, two men, walking in opposite directions on the same path!






Do we intend to walk up or walk down? 






The cars are parked facing downhill. What is that man sitting on the fire hydrant so absorbed
in looking at? Stock  prices?  Message from his boss? His girl friend? His mother? His son?
Or racing tips?






Real and drawn windows! Real and drawn curtains! Which look more beautiful? Or uglier?
Interesting?






An army of silent firemen with short extended arms?






Sunlit path on the way to the Convention Exhibtion Centre





Chrome tree with its annual rings and horizontal arms, colored blue inside the CEC?





Another chrome tree with a pink arm?






An array of cicles on the wall with matching numbers on the floor? Which are the originals
and which their doubles? Does it matter?






Rope stands marching towards retirement?






The feet of telephone booths or the Chinese magical boards (七巧版)?  





Stands or modern drawings?





Can we call those doors any more?






Are those metal guard stands and the torso of a shapely female or even her bra?






Are these rectangles, triangles, parallelograms or just plain windows?






Are these lanterns or just triangles , rectangles and circles?






Is that the Bank of China in the background?






Is that a cleaning trolley or simply a picture?






Are those doors or just lines, light and shadows?





Is that part of an apple of light?






Is that a reflection or something real?





A truncated crane?






Is that a ladder and a life buoy or just straight lines, bars, rectangles?   





Is that a Henry Moore or an imitation?







One door or more than one?






An image  of the state of our construction industry, full of holes on a green plastic sheet
mounted on scaffolds of bamboo?









Three flags with troops of PRC produced flower stands guarding the exterior of our TDC
headquarters?







Three "flags" fluttering apparently quite freely, two of them looking remarkably like being
hung from a mechanical arm behind them? Or is that just an optical illusion?






Some one trying hard to dig at the foundation behind our memorial plague marking the
return of sovereignty to our mother country?






Fences and guard walls everywhere, white, tinged with with red on top, yellow in the middle
and mainly red at the side and behind?

6 則留言:

  1. Nice pictures with good contrast. The various geometric shapes shown in your pictures are intersting and some are quite intriguing! Thanks for all your efforts in putting them together. Looks like photography has fast become one of your main hobbies! ^_^
    [版主回覆09/01/2011 17:14:47]Thank you for your encouragement. Photography is not work but a joy!
    Yes, I have grown addicted to seeing the world through the lens of a camera. It's fun!

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  2. 這些照片的構圖很美,把中環與灣仔的另一面顯露出來。還有,那些匠心獨運的圖片說明,精警的問題,時而叫人深思,時而叫人會心微笑。^_^
    [版主回覆09/02/2011 10:46:44]The comments were prompted by the photographs themselves. They seem to suggest themselves on the spot.

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  3. Good morning, my dear old friend! \(@^0^@)/★ 晚安

    ...1.)Again, superb photography!!! *\(^_^)/* 拿綵球、為你加油
    ...2.)" The never ending stroll...
    Never say never to love,
    Ending is just another beginning,
    Stroll around the reflections of love..." ((。(^_^)。)) 期待、期待

    ...3.)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifNHp8Q3lWQ
    [版主回覆09/02/2011 04:31:41]Thank you my friend. I hope the strolling will never end too. I've grown to love photographing images of all kinds of reflections of "reality".

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  4. These are rare targets of the camera. We hardly pay any attention to objects like them. Similarly, there are people we seldom cast our thought on though they are contributing much to our society. I favour the picture of the rope stands. It's interesting to imagine them marching towards retirement.
    [版主回覆09/02/2011 08:41:33]Don't they look like a troop of our uncomplaining servants who are doing their silent duties day in day out and taking a break and looking forward to their retirement? Yes, you're right, there are so many people working hard for us. But we hardly pay them the kind of attention they fully deserve.

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  5. interesting photos inside CEC.
    使我回心微笑 !!!
    Although I am here almost everyday, I ignore the side in your photos..hahaha
    [版主回覆09/02/2011 09:34:30]Well, we always ignore what is closest to ourselves. That is just normal!
    Maybe you don't feel any urge to actually look at it at all because you tell yourself, "I can look at it any time I want to. So what's the big deal. What's the hurry?"

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  6. whenever in CEC, I look out the big window for the blue sky, so beautiful. Sometimes I really want to stand overthere for a few mins. But, time is not allowed me to do that. Always in a hurry to walk from one spot to another for meeting & work :(
    [版主回覆09/02/2011 09:48:04]You're a really lucky girl. You can look at the blue sky all the time! I may do a series on clouds and sky. Just wait.

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