I had not been to Chinatown in many years, so it was fun to go there again. My husband had never been!
Follow along with me, won’t you?
The Dragon Gate, AKA the “Chinatown Gate.”
According to Wiki, this is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside Asia. Chinatown is also the most densely populated urban area west of Manhattan.
Well of course we had to ride the cable car. Honestly, it never gets old for me.
I’m so glad we saw the city with my son and his girlfriend. They know the city really well and my son had every route planned out in advance. Otherwise we’d probably still be waiting on a street corner somewhere. 🙂
The stuff you can see and buy in Chinatown pretty much runs the gamut….
We went to Alcatraz the next day. I’ll do a post or two on that in the future.
I’m love the colors and embroidery on these shoes.
Aren’t these sweet?
Lions are believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits in the Chinese culture.
The architecture is so varied and interesting.
Great colors too. I especially liked the decorative lampposts.
It’s even prettier lit up with the red lanterns behind.
Oh, we had the best dim sum in Chinatown. A truly memorable lunch.
I’ll have a few more photos next week.