蘇屋邨的夕陽 sun setting So Uk

杜鵑, 海棠, 茶花, 彩雀, 百合, 牡丹, 劍蘭, 金松, 櫻桃, 蘭花, 石竹 楓林, 綠柳, 壽菊, 丁香。。。不要心邪,這不是某夜總會的小姐的別稱。當2012年初到最後時,香港的蘇屋邨也快走進歷史。一九六零年代建成的最後幾座也快要拆掉。 有陽光,有空間,有樹木的好環境,不知將來“再生”的蘇屋邨比得上舊的嗎?

As we leave 2012 behind, we bit farewell to So Uk Estate,one of the first housing estates in Hong Kong. The last of its remaining buildings will also leave the physical world and enter into history books.

In those earlier days of housing development, even the banal naming of housing blocks sounded much more elegant than the luxurious private condominiums these days…
Azalea, Begonia, Camelia, Larkspur, Lily, Lotus, Cedar, Cherry, Orchid, Gladiolus, Carnation, Peony, Maple, Willow, Marigold, Lilac… buildings all named after flowers, you can’t get really more elegant than that!

Goodbye 2012, goodbye another piece of Hong Kong history from the 20th century.

蘇屋邨 杜鵑樓 Azalea House, So Uk estate

蘇屋邨 杜鵑樓 Azalea House, So Uk estate

 name plaque

name plaque

蘇屋邨 (三), So Uk estate (3)

蘇屋邨 (三), So Uk estate (3)

蘇屋邨, So Uk estate (name in Chinese)

蘇屋邨, So Uk estate (name in Chinese)

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