Sunday, April 07, 2013
There is an excellent exhibition of miniatures going on right now at Tsing Yi. In my opinion it should not be missed.
On the one hand, the models are really great works of art. They are very detailed, well proportioned, and life-like. On the other hand, many familiar scenes that are dying, or have already died out, have been recreated.
There is this 7-storey resettlement block, just like those there were in Shek Kip Mei or Kwun Tong, where people cook, wash, play, eat, buy, sell, ..., and just plainly live. I had many friends and relatives who lived into those blocks, even though I did not live there myself.
There are kerosene stoves, crock pots, rick cookers, photo frames, bunk beds, calendars, old telephones that you have to physically dial, ... Items that we were all so used to.
There are these sheds built of corrugated metal sheets that used to be by the ocean at Mount Davis. I used to live in Kennedy Town right next to Mount Davis. In primary school I had many classmates who lived at Mount Davis. So those houses bring back fond memories.
There are these old buildings on the waterfront at Cheung Wan, with old trams, cargo ships unloading, collies carrying the cargo, trucks loading, fire-engines fire-fighting, ...
Well, I am posting a few of my favourites. But it is best that you find out for yourselves. Enjoy.