Saturday Snapshots #21

2009-ChinatownWeb  

Chinatown, London – January 2009

London's Chinatown is only a couple of blocks from Leicester Square, but you may as well have stepped into a parallel universe.  Chinese grocery stores, Chinese restaurants, Chinese newspapers, Chinese medicines…  and alongside an army of tourists, a surprising number of Chinese people.  Chinese New Year is always celebrated in January or February and in the weeks leading up to the big day, hundreds of paper lanterns are strung up in Gerrard Street and the surrounding roads, lending an exotic and festive air to a crisp winter morning.  These backlit lanterns attracted me immediately, bobbing up and down with with their golden tassles swinging gently in the breeze.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. Click here for a full list of photographs previously featured.

If you enjoyed reading this, please consider sharing it using the social media buttons below the post. I'd also love to hear what you thought about this post so please do leave a comment below. Hope to see you again soon!

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. says

    Every single trip I make to London I go to Chinatown, I just can’t help it. I would have loved to live in the Far East for a while. Beautiful picture.