Weekly Photo Challenge: Local ( Stanley)

This week’s photo challenge is Local.

Of all the local places, there is a special place in my heart – Stanley on Hong Kong island, especially the Stanley Market.dscf2082a

It was a cozy little seaside village by the sea when I first visited it.

There was a quiet cemetery nearby as well.dscf2087

Things changed dramatically in the last decade or so, turning it into a touristy area.dscf2103

An old building of masonry construction, known as the Rodney Block, was dismantled, relocated and re-assembled there.dscf2093

A pier of Victorian construction was also relocated to the seaside as a pier for public uses.dscf2097

The whole seaside was turned into a promenade, offering a good vintage point to gaze out to the sea.

Many bars, pubs as well as arts and gifts shops are established there.dscf2096

The Stanley Market is still there, it is the place not to be missed by both locals and tourists.

This is not the same Stanley I have always on my mind; but who could resist the big wheels of time turning?