Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Welcome to Chinatown















The red porch with the green tile roof is the gateway to Chinatown. A large bronze lion also guards the entrance but you won't see it: by choosing a side angle, I caught two white marble giraffes instead. Not sure why these two are here, these animals are neither Astralian nor Chinese. I'd need to find out. In the meantime, welcome to Chinatown.

6 comments:

alice said...

Lors de notre trop court séjour à Sydney, nous logions aux Pacific Appartments, sur Georges Street si mes souvenirs sont exacts. Nous avions eu l'occasion de rentrer dans une des nombreuses épiceries chinoises et de dépenser la monnaie qui nous restait de Hong Kong. D'aiileurs, le patron ne parlait que chinois!

Chad Oneil said...

Very cool! Looks like they are talking to each other. Maybe they're lost in the city?

Anonymous said...

I have been there before! Suddenly I was just trying to recall what I did there. Love pictures that jolts your memory. Nice work Nathalie.

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. It reminds me of 4 wonderful years of my life in Sydney. I went to Chinatown a zillion times but very surprised to see you picture it at this angle. Nice job! Guess I still havent fully discovered Sydney as I thought!!!

Norman said...

Nostalgia strikes again. I miss the old Chinese presence in Sydney. I realise all "cultures" have been plasticised, but I retain fond memories of a Sydney in which my family could have a meal with Chinese seamen friends when their ships were in port, and we could walk through market gardens in which 3rd ot 4th generation Chinese worked the fields assiduously in order to send off the children to commerce, teaching, or other professions.

But those times are gone, and soon will all be completely forgotten.

Gail's Man said...

My wife and i got married this year at the Chinese Gardens. It was a fantastic day.