Photographer's Note

Hong Kong retained much of its original charm and vibrancy through its street life, hawker stalls and markets. But one by one, open air food markets, known as wet markets, are being moved into undercover areas to make way for skyscrapers. One in the heart of commercial Hong Kong, Central Market, was a fresh food market in Central Hong Kong. It was the first wet market in Hong Kong, filled with live fish, seafood, exotic fruit, vegetables, herbs and dried fish. It was fabulous place to explore. Here was the first public female toilet and first above-ground toilets in Hong Kong. It was one of two existing Bauhaus market buildings. “So visit this market now while you have ve still got the chance” - was recommendation in my guide. I have to tell You, I looked forward to seeing this place so much. But disillusion came on. Too late. Market is closed, embosomed with green painted wooden wall – on my picture - and the land is going to be sold and the market may be demolished…….

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Additional Photos by Jiri Vondracek (jiridracek) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 255] (2038)
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