Streets of Hong Kong Private Tours--Dispatch #0019: CATS OF HONG KONG

Cat in traditional Chinese Apothecary on Canton Road (2018). As of today, my favorite cat image taken during a Hong Kong Photo Tour/Lesson.

Cat in traditional Chinese Apothecary on Canton Road (2018). As of today, my favorite cat image taken during a Hong Kong Photo Tour/Lesson.

One thing you will quickly notice on my Hong Kong Photography Tours is there are plenty of cats in and around the market stalls and shops in the old Cantonese neighborhoods. These cats are well taken care of and are generally very friendly and not shy to be photographed.

In most instances, if you are unobtrusive, photographing the cat in an environmental style portrait offers an excellent opportunity to photograph the shops and their proprietors. These kinds of shops are typically family run businesses that have been around for many many years. There are also many cats running around freely in the streets. The cats are fed by the neighborhood and perform a genuine public service.

Hong Kong is a port city and there have always been rats to deal with. Hence, all the cats. There follows a gallery of some of my favorite cat images taken on the Streets of Hong Kong.

See you on the Streets of Hong Kong!


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I am an American of Asian descent from NYC who has spent many years living and working throughout Asia, most recently based from a very old Chinese neighborhood called To Kwa Wan in Old Kowloon for 15 years. I am also a retired international lawyer with strong Asian roots and I have reinvented myself as a professional artist, photographer and street savvy Hong Kong premium tour guide.

I specialize in premium quality private walking tours with an emphasis on street culture, local history and, for those so inclined, all levels of photography. My private tours are personalized to match your unique interests. Inasmuch as I am a professional photographer, all of the points of interest covered in my repertoire have a very strong visual appeal coupled with a well informed narrative adding dimension and context to your images.

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