Long ago. And far away. I used to spend a lot of time in Hong Kong. Six years worth of time. When I wasn’t working, I was working. Uh, what? My day job was book production. Large press management. Anybody who knows anything about that industry knows there is an incredible amount of downtime. And, work hours that are around the clock. Two am. Your phone rings. “Press check at 2:45.” You race to get there because you live in Central and the press is about as far away in the new Territories as you can get. However, boredom can set in. Often, expats develop a serious addiction to booze. Or, other stuff. But, not for me. I wandered around endlessly. Making pictures. I found the usual stuff. I found the more esoteric stuff. And, I found the nooks and crannies that many Hongkongers don’t even know about. Or, if they did, they forgot about it. This place isn’t in that deep of a cranny. It’s located on Cat Alley, or Lascar’s Row. Either name is …
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