Hong Kong Snapshot (28) (With Video) – Night view of Garden Hill, composed by ignored stories 香港随拍(28) (附有视频) – 嘉顿山夜景, 璀灿夜景,背后是一个个被遗忘的故事

香港夜景舉世聞名,是每個遊客到香港必定欣賞的景色,走到維多利亞港,走到太平山頂,看著這動人的夜色,讓人心暢神怡。不過,這個夜景沒有故事,只有虛幻。在香港的深水埗區,那裡有一座Google地圖都沒有標示的小山,在那裡,我們能看到由平凡的香港人組成的不平凡的夜景。

The night view of HK is one of the best night in the world. Every tourist of HK must have visited the beautiful view, maybe from Victoria Harbor, maybe from the Peak. But I would say, this night view has no story. It’s unreal. At the Sham Shui Po in the Kowloon of HK, there is a small hill that even not marked in Google map. On the hill, we may see the real night view of HK, built up by ordinary HK resident.

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嘉頓山位於香港的深水埗區,是一座高只有90.6米的小山丘,其實嘉頓山本名叫喃嘸山,但因為香港著名食品公司嘉頓的總辦事處於1931年搬到喃嘸山的山腳,慢慢喃嘸山就變成了嘉頓山。嘉頓山距離深水埗港鐵站約15分鐘路程,途中經過深水埗的平民鬧區,沿山路而上,亦有一番滋味。

Garden Hill is located at Sham Shui Po. It is a small hill with 90.6m tall only. The official name of the hill should be Nam Mo Hill. As famous bakery manufacturer “Garden Company” moved their headquarter under Nam Mo Hill since 1931, Nam Mo Hill now becomes Garden Hill. Garden Hill is around 15 mins walk from Sham Shui Po MTR station.

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踏上嘉頓山,深水埗以至西九龍的夜景盡現眼前,燈火通明,萬家燈火。這裡沒有豪宅、沒有商業大廈,不是維多利亞港人為虛偽的夜景,卻是真真正正由香港基層合力而成的璀璨景色。本來是破舊的公屋、唐樓,你又那能想到在晚上也可成為動人的美景?不過,只見遠處的高樓慢慢平地而起,或者數年後,在這裡看到的已是一道由石屎砌成的大牆。

On the hill, we may see through the night view from Sham Shui Po to the whole west Kowloon. There is no high grade residential, no high grade commercial center. All we can see is the beautiful night view built up by every HK grassroots people. It is not the unreal night view of the Victoria Harbor. It is the true night view composed of old public houses and tenements. We can never imagine this beautiful view is formed by those old buildings. But we can see some high grade tall building at the furthest in the photo. Maybe few years later, we can no longer enjoy this view again but only a great wall composed by concrete jungles.

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與維多利亞港的夜景相比,嘉頓山的夜景更為自然、真實。維多利亞港的夜景由一幢幢商業大廈組成,遙遠而難以捉摸,每晚8時的幻彩詠香江,更是由政府出資,以人造的燈光堆搭而成,縱然是美,但毫不真實。

嘉頓山的夜景,是由香港人建構而成的夜景,每一道燈光,都是由香港基層市民以他們的故事換來的燈光。很多人說,美麗的夜景能讓我們從白天的工作壓力紓解開來,抽離現實的無奈,治癒心靈。但看著腳下這密麻如火柴盒的一座座樓房,我在想,我們從什麼地方換來的夜景紓解壓力,治癒心靈?

Comparing with the night view of Victoria Harbor, the night view at Garden Hill looks more natural and real. The night view of Victoria Harbor is made up by tones of 1st grade commercial buildings, It’s Elusive, it’s not real, although it’s beautiful.

The night view of Garden Hill, is the true picture of HK. Every night is lit by the story of every HK grassroots resident. Many people say, beautiful night view can let us release from work pressure, pull ourselves from the helpless of the reality, and heal our heart. But when I was looking at the buildings sticking together just like matchboxes, I was thinking from what do we release our pressure?

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香港擁有世界知名的夜景,看似光煇,實則無奈。夜景最重要的組成部份是燈,而香港的繁忙,讓香港一天到晚24小時都仍亮著無數的燈光。緊密連接的燈光,意味著香港的擠擁,市民們都擠在小小的樓房,更要遠離大地,無助的困在高空。這景、這燈,細數著無數香港平民的辛勞,所謂的萬家燈火,記載著萬家故事,可惜這些故事往往被人忽視遺忘,或只偶有像我這樣的攝影者,以一張小小的照片紀錄下來。對,萬家故事,用一張照片就能容納,沒有驚世、沒有震憾,而後人,欣賞的都只是這萬個故事組成的美景,而非故事本身。

HK seems having a world-famous night view. It seems glorious but actually perforce. Lights, the elements of a night view, is exchanged from the busy of HK people. The lights tightly stick together, representing the overcrowding of HK. People trapped in a little house away from the ground. The night view, the light, tell the hard work of every HK people. The myriad twinkling lights record the story of myriad families. But all these stories are ignored. Maybe sometimes, there is a photographer like me comes up to the hill and record the stories by a photo. Yes, Million stories in only one photo. And people will only enjoy the beauty of the photo, ignoring the stories behind.

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不止香港,這世人有著億億萬萬的迷失者,每天盲目生活,勤勞工作,為的只是小小窩居,我們像已忘記了當初的夢想、當初的堅持,起初工作只為了賺錢以換來生活所需,卻慢慢變得為了金錢自身。我㥃被困在城市,被困在窩居而不自知,偶然在家們遇到鄰居卻尤如不見,直到有一天工作壓力大了,卻走上一個小小山丘,藉和自己一樣迷失於現實的同伴,以他們用辛勞壓力換來的夜燈夜景,紓解自己的壓力,然後和到自己家中,以自己的家燈來讓另一個同路人紓解壓力。這不是很可笑嗎?

Not only HK, in the world, millions of people, working hard every day just to earn a little house. We have forgotten our dreams, our passions. We started to work just because to earn money to get what we need in our daily life. And now we work for money itself. We are trapped in the city, trapped in our small house, but we never noticed. Sometimes, we see our neighborhood, and we ignore them, without saying a hi. One day, we get too much pressure. So we climb up to a hill, release our pressure from the night view, the night view composed by people who are lost in the reality, just like ourselves. And then we go back home, light on, and let another person release his pressure by the lights. Funny or not?

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不過,現實就是無奈,當我們連好好的一頓飯也沒時間吃時,又哪有時間細味每盞燈光,每個故事,能抽時間走到山上看夜景已經很好了!所以,今天晚上,還是早點關燈睡覺,不要讓那些觀看夜景的人那麼寫意,就要讓他們少看一盞燈也好,然後,明天早點起床上班,不然也要捱罵了!

Unfortunately, truth is the truth. We may even have no time for a meal. How come we may have time to enjoy, and to taste the story of each light? It’s already very good that we have time to climb up the hill! So, tonight, I decide to switch out the light earlier. Don’t let the night viewer enjoy the beautiful view, even there is only one light missing. And I need to wake up early tomorrow to work, or I will be get scolded by my boss.

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