Sunday, August 24, 2014

A Welcome Arrival In Chinatown

The other day over at Victoria Daily Photo, Ben Madison added this post of a dramatic entry gate in his hometown's Chinatown area. It reminded me of a photo I took of the Chinatown gate here in Ottawa a year ago. This appeared in my writer's blog while I was musing the idea of starting up a photoblog. The gate has been there several years now, and is quite colourful, fitting the area well.


32 comments:

  1. Nice gate! I've been to Chinatown in Washington DC and also to the one in New York City. They are visually stimulating, and also full of sounds and smells. Fun!

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  2. Very cool. It's nice to have an uncluttered background for capturing it.

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  3. Lovely! There is a similar one in DC.

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  4. We have no Chinatown in Portland. Great cuisine though.

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  5. I love these gates. I've seen many of them from around the world in different cities.

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  6. We have a lot of Chinese, but not a Chinatown...

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  7. We have a lot of Chinese tourists... Perhaps you'll show us details? It's striking!

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  8. Nice shot ! They are all different aren't they ? Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  9. @Linda: our Chinatown is filled with similar sights.

    @Cloudia: thank you!

    @Suart: it is, yes.

    @Elaine: I think so!

    @Revrunner: it's a nice addition to the area.

    @Luis: I'll have to see that one someday.

    @Tex: it certainly does draw the eye.

    @Birdman: I have to be careful with Chinese food, but there are some things I do like.

    @Sharon: they have real character.

    @VP: I wonder if it's a North American thing.

    @Ciel: I'll definitely have to get up there and photograph it again.

    @Country Gal: thank you!

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  10. Nice - I have yet to shoot the one out on Gerrard St here - must get out there one day!

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  11. Wonderful picture, it is a very interesting photo. We have something similar in downtown DC, and the only other one I have seen was when we visited Los Angeles many years ago.

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  12. How interesting! I didn't even know Ottawa had a Chinatown!

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  13. @RedPat: you should!

    @Linda: it is a good standout for the area.

    @Judy: I certainly think so!

    @Chieftess: thank you!

    @Denise: I wonder how many others like this are out there.

    @Cheryl: Oh, yes, it's a very well established neighbourhood that's been there for many decades.

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  14. That's a great gate! Would be nice to see some of the rich details in close-up.
    In Drachten we don't have Chinatown, but we do have about four Chinese restaurants.

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  15. I've been to Chinatown in DC and New York. This is cool.

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  16. It certainly lets you know you are there.

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  17. I like it. We used to have something similar in Seattle's Chinatown. I haven't been there for a long long time----even to Seattle for that matter. I hope it's still there.
    MB

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  18. Yes many towns have such entries to their Chinese neighbourhood. Here we have them too.

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  19. I have to confess I didn't know Ottawa has a Chinatown.

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  20. Interesting, William! Even I didn't know that Ottawa has a Chinatown!
    Beautiful gate!
    The only Chinatown that I visited was in Kobe.

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  21. Very impressive entrance William, you've got me wondering if there's a gate to our China Town.. will have to check it out :)

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  22. Just saw a similar gate in Washington, DC.

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  23. This reminds me of the huge red gate on the Chinese border at the Himalayan foothill coming from Nepal. Imagine such a thing in the middle of nothing! :-)

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