A Milestone

A Milestone

I am spending days walking along the fence–hitting rocks, trampling grapes, emptying pockets, scratching my jacket. Here I am, the beholder of true limitation, neither small enough to sneak through, nor tall enough to step over. I can pick a stick and press it along...

Va Disparaître / Markets of Hong Kong

This post is about the Fabric Market, a secluded corner in Sham Shui Po, which is going to be demolished in a matter of weeks or even days. This recent photo was aged on purpose, as this is what the Fabric Market will soon become – another forgotten memory, a page in...

Ultimate Moving

In the meantime, the author Kirill Voloshin is on the move, as is his family, his belongings, his thoughts and his means of communication. Having left Hong Kong, he is heading towards Nairobi, Kenya. And yes, it is a long way. “There is always a story to...

Encapsulation

Rumors are, there is always something present in the air of Hong Kong. Dust, mist, anxiety, pollution, hope, oxygen, airplanes, thunder, kites, hawks, drones, laser beams are drilling through the clouds and leave almost no room for clarity, horizon and breath. I once...

Hong Kong Is a City of Contrasts

Whoever puts one’s feet on the leased land of Hong Kong these days finds his or her shoes sinking into the concrete of Asia’s world city. Every next step is a little stickier, slower than the previous one, every breath is a little less deep, every thought is a little...

Multi-Storey

Same as people, with their social masks and ever rich inner world, Hong Kong Island is made of layers. Sandwiched between deep tunnels of MTR (local metro) and the Peak villas, Hong Kong Island is packed with levels, floors, double-deckers, trees looking up,...