This blog shows images from my commute on the subway every day. I live relatively far from school (186 street to 13th street), so I have a bit of a ways to travel. It’s really interesting to people watch on the subway. Some people appear to be anxious and sad, and others joyous and upbeat. There is so much to see and learn on the train. Enjoy!
People live in this compressed space, simultaneously they compete in this tiny market. What are people actually dying for? There are bondings between millions of people in the city to create different circles. Spark flies and coagulates into the precious moments of “happiness”, while these circles dash.
“So far, yet so close” is how I describe Hong Kong. In this hectic city, it is not easy to take a breath. But, some people try to find their own moments without the concerns of how others see them and where they are. Everyone is looking for their secret gardens, but actually they can be anywhere. Together they form microhabitats under the city, macro habitats.
Due to the limited space and unlimited desire of aggressive human nature, Hong Kong is considered to be a concrete jungle. Human and nature seem to struggle keenly for space. Are they competing or compatible? This blog reveals their possibility of coexistence and potential harmony as a whole.
Rust, Peeling varnish, defacing. Those stuff just like wrinkle or the age spots of the old man. Our body illness and situation can show our living style indirectly. A city is the same. It will aging, it will sick. I will find out the traces of aging of the city. And from the trace we can read the city.
The central piece of observation is the 370 square meter residence of a more than 90-year-old woman. A last wish of her husband was to keep the family house for ever. Now for more then 15 years the woman lives alone in the big house without changing even a little thing to it. She avoids some areas deliberately to prevent change and she sees the preservation of the house as the last chance to give her husband a proof of love.