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中環價值一 郵政總局 central value - general post office

前幾年,龍應台提出「中環價值」論述香港。今天,這組詞好像已是光年以前的事。

不少香港人如我感喪氣的是,香港已經不知道還剩下什麼基本的價值了。

說我鴕鳥吧,不談大價值大環境。將眼光放於地區,真正地說中環,說我的中環價值。

這篇文章,源於政府計畫將郵政總局清拆然後將地皮賣掉。

當一聽消息,心像給一個大鐵硾襲擊一樣。

好端端一幢老實的公共服務建築,為何要殘害?更惹人擔心的是如此美好的空間 — 從前這裡臨海,扣連兩旁 :向西有統一碼頭和卜公碼頭,東面是大會堂停車場、大會堂,它們前面有天星碼頭和皇后碼頭 - 拆了郵局,那旁邊的停車場應該會牽連,那大會堂呢?真的不敢想下去。

several years ago, renowned taiwanese cultural critic lung ying-tai brought up the term and discussion of “central value” when she was at residency in the city. 749 more words

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Askari monument, in the middle of a roundabout in Dar es Salaam, was a statue I passed every day on the way to the General Post Office. 91 more words

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