Hong Kong Street Art

Hong Kong definitely has more tags and street art than Shanghai. I would like to visit a street art zone like Shanghai’s M50 next time I’m there (which is November 6th to meet my uncle and cousin!) Anyone know of any spots?

I got these pics while just wandering around the busy streets. Some are from Temple Street in Kowloon and others from around the Queen’s Road Central area.

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Gettin’ Brave

In the last two years graffiti (in the former French Concession at least) has been popping up with increasing frequency, and also in bigger and bolder spots. Props for this big one on busy South Shaanxi Rd. near Middle Fuxing Rd.

I need to get up to M5o to check if the street long graffiti wall is still standing. I haven’t been since I moved out of the area. It was supposed to have been demolished before the end of 2011 but that timetable was never met. Maybe the demolition has been cancelled? Pretty please?

The Wall Yet Stands!

 

Change , change , change , change is in the air. The temperature has been creeping upwards ,the sun has come out after nearly a month of straight cold, grey, rain and the cherry blossoms are just starting to emerge.  Changshou road’s 4 eastbound lanes have been shutdown and traffic re-routed. One night there was a courtyard the next night a new 3 lane road was paved to compensate for the new construction. Just like that, overnight. One day I look from my balcony and everything is normal , the next day a new 3 lane road. Craziness. Later on this summer a new subway line will be open right on the corner of Changshou and Wuning roads. I , however, will be outta here in 3 weeks. A new apartment woo hoo!

Last summer upon returning from the Yunnan and Laos travels I read , much to my chagrin, in That’s Shanghai magazine that my favorite graffiti spot on Moganshan lu would be coming down. New developments and investments would be destroying the classic graf wall. It was supposed to be down by the end of last year . Shit weather and work have kept me away from the area but last weekend I checked it out and the wall yet stands! The adjacent building’s facade has been newly constructed and finished up but so far Moganshan’s wall is still up. I have no idea how long that will last or maybe the destruction has been called off. Who can say? I do leave you with some nice new photos though. Enjoy while it lasts. And I swear the rest of the Cambodian trip will be written up soon!

Nanjing Graffiti

Like I posted previously, Nanjing has a visible graffiti scene. Especially around the Xinjiekou area. The Xinjiekou spots are very busy with tons of people. Good pulling that off! . Much more than other Chinese cities. Beats Shanghai in terms of “street” graffiti but I didn’t find a legal wall area similar to Shanghai’s M50 or Beijing’s 798 Art Zone. If anyone knows of any cool graffiti spots in Nanjing lemme know!

There were more that I saw from inside the bus but couldn’t get a picture of. Props to those getting up!

November Graffiti

The weather is still nice out (20C) and im enjoying the tail-end of fall with the last enjoyable bike rides of the season. Fortunately for me my house is very close to the awesome Moganshan Road M50 Art District. I snapped some photos of some prime new legal graffiti on the Moganshan wall and stumbled upon some nearby not so legal ones on Guangfu Rd. Enjoy while you still can. The M5o graffiti wall is supposed to be torn down by the end of the year for development. Bleh!