Hong Kong's some oldest, not to mention poorest, neighbourhoods have an exotic and exciting quality to them. There are plenty in those areas to inspire the creative minds of photographers and whatever visitors alike who can spend hours wandering and hunting for what-you-may-call-it kind of treasures, from flashy decorations, funky handicrafts to junkie rag-a-bone stuff. The common sights are tenement buildings, or Tong Lau in the local language, and roadside kiosks selling whatnots. If you are looking for a glimpse into the old Hong Kong where modern people still live and work probably the same way to this day, trip down to these treasure towns.
The shot today shows a scene which epitomises the way those roadside merchants run their business in an old neighbourhood. Originally, the kiosk just occupied the tiny space underneath the board written with the four Chinese character, Hop Cheung Mechanic. The illegal extensions to it speak of the usual way these merchants work around the unreasonably shortage of room to do the selling.