Palace of Fine Arts vs Palace of Materials

1 Aug

Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco

“Palace of Materials” (Landmark North mall) in background, Sheung Shui, Hong Kong

On a nice day out, people in San Francisco were taking a stroll at the Palace of Fine Arts, admiring the sculptures and arts, perhaps imaging how it would be like walking in the Palace when it was first created for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915, six years after the great fire. The lagoon, the trees and the arts cost them nothing.

While at the same time in Sheung Shui, people from the People Republic of China and some locals were busy consuming goods at the “Palace of Materials”. This “Palace” alone opened the doors for each shopper to review goods and brands from top nations in the world, though most goods actually made in China. Nike, Adidas, K Swiss, Rolex, I Phones, Mac books, milk powder had cost them everything in their pockets…

the sculptures and arts

the materials and the shoppers

palace of fine arts, san francisco – 3:24 pm, sep 3, 2011
“palace of materials” (landmark north mall), sheung shui, hong kong – 3:45 pm jul 29, 2012

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2 Responses to “Palace of Fine Arts vs Palace of Materials”

  1. Sartenada September 7, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    Great post. I was impressed from those photos presenting art.

    • kam September 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm #

      me too! thanks for the msg >.< The Palace of Fine Arts is actually a replica of the old one. They rebuilt it!

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