Sham Shui Po is an area packed with wholesale markets. Among the various streets, Fuk Wing Street is a well-known one lined with tens of wholesale stores specialized in gifts and toys. During the festive seasons, various kinds of decorative festive ornaments will fill the shelves of these stores to create a vibrant scene. Every Mid-Autumn Festival, we can see this street turned into a “Lantern Street” with colorful lanterns hanging around in every corner, making it another attractive festive shooting topic besides the full moon.
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/5 • 1/100s • ISO 800
Exit B2 from Sham Shui Po MTR station will lead you to Pei Ho Street, and the first side street you see is Fuk Wing Street. Stores selling lanterns are mainly located in the section of the street right to the back of the MTR station
Looking towards the end of the street, almost the entire street is selling lanterns. No wonder it’s called the “Lantern Street”
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/5.6 • 1/320s • ISO 400
Rich festive atmosphere can be felt with colorful lanterns filling the store from ground to ceiling
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/4.5 • 1/160s • ISO 800
We can always spot the traditional paper lanterns amid the great variety of other modern lanterns. All our childhood memories are back
Apart from the lanterns, the people working in the store make good photographic subject too
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/4.5 • 1/50s • ISO 800
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/5.6 • 1/100s • ISO 800
Compared to traditional lanterns, kids seem more interested in the glow sticks
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/5.6 • 1/25s • ISO 800
EOS 70D • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS • f/5 • 1/20s • ISO 800
Photos were taken at Sham Shui Po Fuk Wing Street in 2018.