Curvy art deco building with columns, Mongkok
Here’s a quick one before I head off on a forced sojourn to that awful place I have the misfortune to call my homeland. Apologies to anyone who leaves a comment and it doesn’t get authorised straight away, I’ll catch up when I get back in a couple of weeks.
Anyway, hopefully my memory serves me better this time for the addition of this for my curvy building collection. This one occupies the plot of land at the corner of Fa Yuen Street and Prince Edward Road West.Further apologies are in order for the quality of the next snap – again, another one taken on my crappy camera phone (a rare occasion where I had neglected to bring my P&S). I feel that Googlemaps does a far better job and have also included some links to some decent shots below.
As you can see, not only is it an elegant looking corner-piece with some pretty balconies but it also has some almost shophouse-esque (yes, I am quite sure that isn’t a proper word) columns along the ground floor of the northern facade. My photo doesn’t really do the place justice so here are some links from Googlemaps which give a better angle (from the flyover) and also some context.
Actually, looking at the google version you will see that this is a pretty cool art deco building made of two adjoining blocks. The north block has the curve and look carefully you will see a concrete spire on the roof as well as some pretty cool decoration on the walls. Great place – another one to add to my wish list (the one I will act upon when I have won the euro-lottery rollover several times).