Friday, October 2, 2015

Knock Off - Jean Claude Van Damme (1997) - Centre Street, Sai Ying Pun

Here's another missed post, this time from the rickshaw race, however this was deliberate because I was having a hard time matching it to anywhere. In the end my mistrust of movie geography has been my downfall because it turns out that this is the upper end of Centre Street in Sai Ying Pun and is pretty much where the race continues after the nifty turn at the bottom of St Stephen's Lane.

The reason why I was having a hard time matching it is because this part of Centre Street - between Bonham Road and Third Street - has been completely renovated to incorporate an escalator - stage 1 of a system that will rival the existing mid-level's escalator in Central. As far as I can tell (though the final verdict may well have to wait until a personal visit can be made) those steps that gave the street quite a bit of character have all gone.

If you ask me it's a really big shame and just I feel that streets like these should be protected as much as old buildings, but that's just me.

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