Saturday, June 12, 2010

Chinatown, 2

Bob asked, and yes, this is in Chicago, right at the south end of greater downtown. Old Chinatown is maybe ten square blocks, and as tons of buildings went up in the 90s after the Orange Line began operation, we got a China Place and  Tan Court and Ping Tom Park, where I saw old guys fishing when I kayaked last summer. As opposed to muich of the crap that gets built here, at least the new Chinatown is OK, several grey apartment buildings have Chinese characters on them. But tonight I'm putting up photos of the area around 21st Place.

2 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I guess that's a bit of the difference between some of the real China "towns" and the ones constructed to bring in tourists?

HemlockMan said...

Yep. Next time I hit Chicago, Wayne Sallee is going to be my guide.