香港保育之謬

還記得永利街嗎? 因為電影《歲月神偷》引起回響,本來又要被移平興建房地產的一條具上世紀本土特色橫街舊樓,那年僥倖得以存留。早些日子重溫了電影,才驚覺自己原來未去過實景,於是帶好相機過海去。腳步停在街口,說是整個人呆掉也不為過: 怎麼會是這樣!?!?! 說好的「保育」呢!?!?!? 那一列新簇簇的象牙白樓房,配像剛上漆油的郵差綠色窗框。設計是舊款的,影子也有舊款的。只是,一切跟被推倒重建沒有分別。可能我無知,所謂「活化」,原來不是將原來的模樣酌量修葺? 原來不是旨在把歷史風韻味道留存? 眼前所見的一切,沒有靈魂,「膠」味甚濃。

Lawyers group criticises ‘unwise’ gov’t ban on political groups selling merchandise at New Year fair

The Progressive Lawyers Group has criticised the government for barring two political groups from selling merchandise at the city’s largest Lunar New Year fair. “Any administrative bureau, in the exercise of its public power and decision making, must uphold the principles of fairness and justice,” it said in a statement on Tuesday.