Stanley is one of Hong Kong’s tourist attractions situated at Hong Kong South.  Legend has it that the notorious pirate Cheung Po Tsai was active in this area. That is why the district became known in Cantonese as Chak Chue (賊柱 The Bandit’s Post). There was once a Cheung Po Tsai Cave near the Tin Hau Temple west of Stanley, but the cave was filled in the early 1950s.

As a tourism spot, Stanley is famous for its marketplace, the not-so-big Tin Hau Temple, old buildings like the Murray House and quite a few exquisite seaside cafes and restaurants.

These photos were taken with a Yashica Electro 35 GSN, in which focusing is done by overlapping two “ghost images” of the desired object in the viewfinder (it’s called the rangefinder camera). For the first time I also tried to shoot with a roll of long-expired Kodak UltraMax 400 film – good for a cloudy day and good to see the subtle and unexpected color shift in some images.