For a year or two, I sort of put this out of my mind. Scooting up the escalator, it no longer makes my blood boil as it once did when it was first installed around five years ago. But that doesn’t mean I don’t catch a glimpse every now and then that doesn’t re-ignite my fury.
Yesterday was one of those days!
What is 80’s clip-art doing on the walls of the escalator?
Before the horrific, out-dated clip-art (that has nothing remotely to do with Hong Kong,) was installed, there were just blank panels in place. It should have stayed that way.
Someone must have had the brilliant idea to put something on the walls to jazz up the escalator. A total idiot must have made the assumption that this clip-art was worthy of the task.
They should be punished. In fact, this is worthy of vigilante action.
It’s a disgrace and a joke. Don’t call this a world-class international city when over 55,000 people a day are forced to stare at imagery like this. It’s third rate. How about coming up with an idea, say, for illustrations of famous points of interest in Hong Kong. As tourists make their curious way along the escalator route, they might discover someplace else they want to visit. Or, if you had a little more ambition, what about establishing this as a famous outdoor art gallery sponsored by the city? Why do I need to suggest these things?
It’s infuriating me just thinking about it.
Here are some examples of the current “art” that adorns the escalator walls.[photopress:escalator_art_Hong_Kong_HK.jpg,full,pp_image] Yes, that’s a cassette-deck stereo. [photopress:Hong_Kong_escalator_HK.jpg,full,pp_image] Yes, that’s a VCR. [photopress:HK_escalator_Hong_Kong_art.jpg,full,pp_image] Wow, another cheeseburger. [photopress:escalator_Hong_Kong_HK.jpg,full,pp_image] Nice sun glasses, fighter jet and scooter! [photopress:Hong_Kong_art_fashion_HK.jpg,full,pp_image] High fashion? [photopress:Hong_Kong_clip_art_escalato.jpg,full,pp_image] Money: USD, Yen and Canadian money – how shameful can you get?
It’s an outrage!