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Sheffield 錫菲・Park Hill 彩虹邨的回影

Sheffield 錫菲・Park Hill 彩虹邨的回影

這曾是歐洲最大的公共住宅群,六十年代烏托邦理想主義的產物。從香港的角度出發,自然聯想起公屋:長方塊的組成,帶有幾分石硤尾邨的影子;依顏色辦認,又想起彩虹邨呢。

倫敦短線遊 – Bekonscot 世界之窗始祖

佔地廣大,能在旁邊建下山水景觀一兩處。於是Callingham開始為鐵路興建愈發誇張的景色,參照著Beaconsfield一帶的景觀,先建成了一座叫Bekonscot的小鎮,再慢慢的擴建成一個小人國,甚至「開山劈地」的把游泳池改建成湖泊,Bekonscot便漸漸的從模型鐵路進化成模型城市了

Why Hull? For the Hipsterness (2)

Continuing to answer yesterday’s question: Q: Why Hull? A4: For the Hipsterness. Yeah you did read this correctly. Allow me...

威爾斯鐵路夏行 — 相對的英格蘭:Shrewsbury

雖然目的地是威爾斯,但行程之遠,讓遊記第一站還在英格蘭;而且還是最傳統的英式中世紀風的城鎮:Shrewsbury 梳士貝利。

Searching for Hong Kong in Liverpool

The Second City of the Empire; the most important commercial port; the city of dreams for immigrants; the melting pot and hub of popular culture. From a window on Albert Dock, I contemplated the high praises lavished upon Liverpool. Yet, I cannot help but think that these titles were fittings to another city halfway across the world as well. The Hong Kong of the past; the Hong Kong that I did not really know.

利物浦的香港印象

在春天還不甚和暖的陽光下,站在港口貨倉旁的岸邊,一眺兩岸的風光。這裡是帝國年代的第二城市,重要的商業港,移民城市,文化融爐,流行文化輸出之地。 我到了利物浦。然而以上這句所描寫的,到底是利物浦,還是七八十年代的香港呢?

Leeds 列斯・建築購物團

英國云云大城市中,倫敦自然遠近馳名,曼徹斯特利物浦愛丁堡等亦有點名堂。相比下來,Leeds列斯的知名度就要低得多。趁多出空餘的一天,就來了一趟走馬看花的旅程。 以英國的標準,列斯是個很年輕的城市,直到二百年前也不過是一條小村落,要等到工業革命時才像曲棍球棍一樣爆炸性的增長發展,一躍而成英國頭數位的城鎮。在熬過工業式微所帶來的衰退和重建後,現在的列斯還是英格蘭的的第四大城,最近特別受年輕一代歡迎的地段。 維多利亞時代變得繁榮的列斯,市中心的建築幾乎都盡是維多利亞時代的紅磚雲石。若你要為Instagram找新靈感,不妨就到列斯走一轉,順道購購物好了。 先到第一站:Corn Exchange穀物交易所。列斯是英國最大郡約克夏的首府,以買賣整郡的資源致富,這時代的標誌建築之一便是這座宏偉得很交易所。在橢圓的拱頂下,交易所還保持著它的商業用途,只是經手的不再是大小麥,而是更Hipster的咖啡店紋身店等等。

Searching for Athens of the North – Edinburgh Vista

Edinburgh, the capital and by a country mile the city that I know best in Scotland, having visited a few summers ago. Weeks and years may have passed by, yet I can still picture with vividity these lovely afternoons, basking in the unseasonable Northern warmth, when I traced my steps from the cobbled medieval streets to the orderly boulevards decorated in Georgian grandeur. People have christened Edinburgh as 'Athens of the North': with its splendid architecture, reputation for academia and enlightenment, AND that clear sky of ocean blue that fails to greet me, who is it to object?