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outside the window • 窗外 | by Fion N.
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outside the window • 窗外

Shek Wu Hui (石湖墟) used to be the marketplace of the Sheung Shui area, before the development of Sheung Shui Town. Bounded by Lung Sum Avenue, San Fung Avenue and Jockey Club Road, it was the main market in the Sheung Shui area since 1930s. Today some private residences can be found towering over the old flats in the hui (market). Most of the buildings we see today were repaired in the 1950s.

 

石湖墟是北區上水的一個舊墟市,位於現時東鐵綫上水站附近。粉嶺/上水新市鎮就是從石湖墟和粉嶺聯和墟發展起來的。石湖墟的街道多以「新」字作開頭:新豐路、新健街、新康街、新財街、新發街、新成路、新功街、新樂街、新祥街、新勤街、巡撫街、符興街。

如今,石湖墟仍是上水一個商業活動十分繁忙的地方,故墟內一些街道現已被運輸署劃為「行人專用區」。

 

Hong Kong • 香港 '11

 

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Taken on April 12, 2011