上环城皇街

城皇街对很多人来说是一条不知名的街道,但邻近的永利街相信大部分香港人都会听过,城皇街就是永利街的开端。城皇街实际是一条由斜路及楼梯组成的街道,但却集中外文化,新旧气息于一身。相信也是繁忙的中环里唯一让都市人可以喘息的绿洲。

根据史料专家施其乐牧师(Carl Thurman Smith)研究,在维多利亚城中环区91号地段中,开埠初期有大约50多间廉价中式楼房,包围着一座城隍庙,其落成年份不详 ,据说有可能是1843年甚至再早一些,更估计它是维多利亚城内第一座庙宇。后来城隍庙清拆,因为政府于1876年买回土地,用作筹建中央书院新校舍(后来易名为维多利亚书院,亦即皇仁书院前身),于是城隍庙及相邻的房屋被拆,剩下城皇街的名字,印证这段湮没历史。来到城皇街孙中山径的楼梯口,你会在不经意间错过在右侧角落“仁安楼”下路边一家充满历史感的理发店。

(以上资讯来源于网络)

Shing Wong Street

Shing Wong Street is a street on the hill slope of Sheung Wan and Mid-levels, Hong Kong. The street extends from Gough Street at its lowest to Caine Road highest. The street is one of ladder streets in Hong Kong, made of stone steps, in the section between Hollywood Road and Caine Road.

Between Hollywood Road and Staunton Street, a large terrace at the street east erects two former staff quarters of Hong Kong Police Force built in 1950s, which have been converted into PMQ. The terrace was constructed for the old campus of Queen's College earlier, the largest building in Hong Kong at the time.

The Staunton Street ends at Shing Wong Street and Bridges Street extends it west. Bridges Street Market is located their junction. Walking upstairs are mixture of modern and pre-World War II buildings till the end of the Shing Wong Street at Caine Road.

(the above info is from the internet)