There is this stretch of road in North Point called Marble Road. On any given day, I love walking along this road. There is so much character, so much to absorb. A great place for people-watching. You get your fill of elderly people walking with their grandchildren as they go about doing their daily marketing. You get to observe shop vendors hawking their goods. You see the delivery people carting crates and cartons of goods and you also see the little old ladies collecting the carton boxes and flattening them to sell to recycling facilities.
Marble Road is always bustling with activity, mainly because of the market (wet and dry goods). The trams come through here en route to the terminus, as do cars and trucks. Pedestrians walk in the middle of the street and just move to the side whenever they hear the ding-ding of the tram whistle. Cars and trucks crawl through here very carefully. The street is lined with little set-up shops on both sides, selling everything from socks, clothing, hair accessories, shoes to fresh vegetables and fish. Looking up, you can see these old flats with their random window air-conditioning units and (sometimes) laundry hanging out. Very reminiscent of old Hong Kong on the postcards, before all the modern, swanky high-rises and skyscrapers took over the cityscape.