Taking you to……… Stanley Main Street on a Sunday
One of my favorite places to hang out on a Sunday, is certainly Stanley, Hong Kong.
There is Stanley Market, Stanley Main Street and Stanley Plaza.
If you haven’t been……. Today I will take you there for a brief moment ……
….and my favorite time to be there …. is on a Sunday right before sunset.
Stanley Main Street runs between the famous Stanley Market and Stanley Plaza. More about these two places in an upcoming post.
Hong Kong Expat Living has a culture of household helpers and while most of the week, only those with the luxury of not having a daytime job gets to enjoy the Main Street. On Sundays, most people, including the helpers, have the day off and I just love how everybody get to spend their day at leisure here – where all become one in the freedom to be and to hangout and to take a deep breath before the week commence , leaving behind what perhaps had been a challenging week…..
Some people sit down for dinner at this time ….but mostly it is an interesting exchange of “strollers” – human and other – in different directions at random since the road is closed off for thru-traffic in peak periods.
The variety of the crowd is remarkable….. but there is one thing in common for sure…..
Every other person has a dog that they bring along….competing for cuteness !!
And getting real VIP treatment in many instances.
There are the interesting ones you meet – like these two people asking me to take their picture – in an exchange of words that neither of us understood…..but with street-shots and camera-in-hand …that doesn’t matter…. we get the job done and everybody’s happy. A moment in time captured forever as a memory.
I will never know where they came from or where they are going. The important thing is that once we met and shared a moment.
Some get a chance to live out a little bit of a dream that perhaps never came true…..
And people pause for a moment to appreciate…
While others solidify their special moment with a stroll down Stanley for a photoshoot on their big day !
The brides in their sneakers captures the spirit of Stanley in a nutshell!
One day you should come here for real !
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And then…the delivery man from our neighborhood…. reminder that I need to head home and think about dinner !Ilze