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2015年8月3日 星期一

Another side to Central (另一面的中環)


Central sometimes seems little more than a heavy concentration of shadows and reflections.

 

But if it is, it's full of splits and divisions



and of the most unusual juxtapositions: different buildings may be jumbled together in no particular order, depending on the specific angle from which they appear to the eye of the camera.



The eye of the camera is just: it doesn't care if what enters it is alive or not.



What are they doing?



Often chance will create the impossible conjunctions.



The glass panes of tall buildings are not the only places where one may find reflections. 




There can be reflections inside buildings too.


What's that?



Colors may appear muffled in reflections.


Not a single day goes by without some kind of building


Workers hide under a make-shift tent formed by a few bamboo poles and some plastic sheets.



But often, contractors like to hide what they are doing.



They would attach the plastic sheet to wherever they can find a point of support.


Some may ask: where has my dream city gone?



Nowadays, you seldom find pipes on the external walls like these any more.



The covering sheets form all kinds of interesting folds



Some murals done by our youngsters



a clothe-wearing savage?


  
Nature looks a bit puzzled or unconcerned with the trappings of human civilization.
  
Some of our walls now are filled with graffitis too

Most of us have little choice but to squeeze our life into one of these  concrete boxes



gone are the days when people can afford to have a gate to a garden like this. 


 
 Perhaps, our only hope for a freer and more leisurely Latino lifestyle may be this most unusual glimpse of two straw hats which I found above two carton boxes of a roadside fruit stall covering the fruit seller's offerings. Well, can't complain too much. Something is still better than nothing at all!