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Sunday, October 11, 2015, 08:19

The vanishing elegance of the corner tong lau

By Agnes Lu in Hong Kong

The vanishing elegance of the corner tong lau
Tung Tak Pawn Shop in Wan Chai, where much of the original character of the building has vanished, with the antique columns plastered over with signage.

The vanishing elegance of the corner tong lau
The building at 303 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan, is among the few in the city that still possess the charm of the rounded façade fronting an intersection. The building is now stuffed with subdivided units and a Chinese barbecue restaurant on the ground floor.

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