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Dogs and People of Stanley, Hong Kong

Stanley - named after Lord Stanley, the British Secretary of State for the Colonies at the time of Hong Kong’s cession to Britain in 1841 - is one of the oldest villages on Hong Kong Island. Known in Chinese as “Chek Chue”, the village appeared in Chinese official records as early as in the Ming Dynasty (1573 - 1620). During the Qing Emperor Qianlong’s reign in 1767, Stanley villagers funded the building of the Tin Hau Temple which has since remained as the religious hub of the area, and formed a “Charity and Security Communal Hall” from which the present day Stanley Kaifong Association has evolved.

Since the early 1970s, Stanley has gradually developed into a popular tourist destination. Shops and stalls offering a variety of apparel and accessories have sprung up in Stanley Market, while pubs and restaurants have clustered along the waterfront. In 1998, when reclamation and beautification works were carried out in Stanley, Murray House, one of Hong Kong’s oldest buildings originally located in Central District, was re-constructed in Stanley. In 2007, a new public pier was built at the waterfront outside Murray House. The new pier, named “Blake Pier at Stanley” and featuring the historic cast-iron roof truss removed from the decommissioned Blake Pier in Central District, resonates with nostalgia of a long past era.

Stanley Market is one of the must-go places for tourists when they visit Hong Kong. You will find an interesting array of little shops selling silk garments, sportswear, art, Chinese costume jewellery and souvenirs. While a bit "touristy" if you are a tourist it will certainly help you to cross off all the items on your souvenirs-to-buy-Aunt-Jane shopping list. A hard morning of shopping is also nicely finished off by a good lunch at one of the many restaurants, which are the reason that Hong Kong locals also frequent the area.

With people from all over the world here on a typical weekend, Stanley is a great place to take candids. The place is pet friendly too.
pretty me
pretty me
wait a minute
wait a minute
me and my dog
me and my dog
dong in a crowd
dong in a crowd
what's that smell
what's that smell
steady girl
steady girl
my companion
my companion
West Highland White Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
happy duo
happy duo
three is company
three is company
like father like son
like father like son
English Cocker Spaniel
English Cocker Spaniel
behave yourself
behave yourself
take it easy son
take it easy son
siblings
siblings
baby girl
baby girl
dog chase
dog chase
forever love
forever love
love is in the air
love is in the air
odd couple
odd couple
pub scene
pub scene
kiss the bride
kiss the bride
no photo please
no photo please
sailing
sailing
water skying
water skying
Blake Pier
Blake Pier
water sky at Stanley
water sky at Stanley
Stanley
Stanley
Stanley Market corner
Stanley Market corner
great dane & mini me
great dane & mini me
talk to me
talk to me
lady in red
lady in red
full load
full load
kodak moment
kodak moment
otterhound
otterhound
pomeranian
pomeranian
Stanley Market
Stanley Market
Art for sale at Stanley Market
Art for sale at Stanley Market
photographers
photographers
Stanley Market
Stanley Market
art gallery
art gallery
so which design doe you want?
so which design doe you want?
busy Stanley Market
busy Stanley Market
beautiful bangles
beautiful bangles
English Long Hair
English Long Hair
American Eskimo Dog
American Eskimo Dog
Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier
Shih Tzu inside a stroller
Shih Tzu inside a stroller
Golden Retriever
Golden Retriever
Man and his Pomeranian
Man and his Pomeranian
I am from Yorkshire England
I am from Yorkshire England
My Yorkshire Terrier and me
My Yorkshire Terrier and me
Viszla
Viszla
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Spaniel
Miniature Poodle
Miniature Poodle
Chow Chow
Chow Chow
Beagle
Beagle
taking my cat out for a walk
taking my cat out for a walk
give mommy a kiss
give mommy a kiss
F1 champion in the making
F1 champion in the making
We Love Stanley
We Love Stanley
look here darling …
look here darling …
weekend family outing
weekend family outing
one for the family album
one for the family album
lunch under the afternoon sun
lunch under the afternoon sun
i like this
i like this
at the ferry terminal
at the ferry terminal
siblings
siblings
outing with Mom
outing with Mom
cute girl and her dog
cute girl and her dog
fly baby fly
fly baby fly