I’d been by here earlier, on Pottinger Street in Central—one of the oldest pedestrian streets in Hong Kong, dating back to 1858. Also known as stone slab street, it was built using uneven slabs of cobblestone to help pedestrians walk up the steep hill. Lined with stalls of knick-knacks, including paper-maché masks of prominent politicians, I had completely missed the dragon. Now, standing at the busy intersection of Pottinger Street and Queen’s Road Central with Alexandra Unrein, chief storyteller at Wanderlust Walks Hong Kong, I see the small mosaic dragon on a balustrade.
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