Sunday, October 19, 2008

ladder street

I go for a jog when I don't have to work - so typically Sat and Sun. From Sheung Wan and Mid Levels are a number of relatively steep stairways or streets. One of them, the longest one which is right by my apartment, is Ladder Street.

I never really paid attention to the name of the street until recently, but this name sounds a bit strange. Chinese name of Ladder Street is 楼梯街. It's literal translation would be "Stairway Street" - probably not "Ladder". I wonder who gave that English name to the street and how.