Wednesday, February 5, 2014

If it's Chinatown, It's Home

More Chinese-themed images for this first week of the Lunar New Year:

It's funny, wherever you happen to be in the world, if you're Chinese, Chinatown will always be home.

In Chinatown we find our extended family.  Familiar faces, familiar poses.

Noodles, dumplings, soups, or roasted meats.

If we need a resting place, a stopping place

somewhere to squeeze ourselves in with others like us, no matter if we have to be a little jostled or a little roughed up........

Chinatown is the place to be.  You might just notice the bright lights, the red lanterns and the garish gold letters and think it's a noisy tourist destination.  To us, it's a quiet refuge.

This one is near Leicester Square, London. 


  1. I don't have any familial attachment to Chinatown, but I am developing one since one of my besties in Australia is Chinese and she's taking me to the most amazing places. :-)

  2. Je ne connais pas encore le quartier chinois de Paris... J'espère prendre le temps d'y faire un tour et de découvrir un peu de ce quartier haut en couleur..!

  3. thxs for the back alley images, always a cherish. n♥