Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year
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It only seems just a little over a month ago since we joined arms en masse to sing Auld Lang Syne as we celebrated the arrival of 2016.  And just as our lives and livers start to show signs of recovery, now its the Chinese New Year and – spoken like a true Scot never to miss a golden opportunity – a chance to revel redux!


Much like horoscope signs, the Chinese have 12 Zodiac animals with various levels of compatibility with each other.  And today, 8th February is the big day, as it heralds in the Year of the Monkey. So, in honour of the Chinese New Year, here’s one from the archives following  ‘a wee cultural saunter doon’ (as we would say in Glasgow) to the much-missed Seattle’s Chinatown/International District.


When you hit Chinatown, it’s not a monkey that greets you but dragons that have become a permanent fixture following 2012 being the Year of the Dragon.  Untitled Dragons on Lampposts, by local artist and cultural advisor  Meng Huang and primary artist Heather Presler, is one of a series of such painted fibreglass sculptures placed on surrounding lampposts along Fifth Avenue, South Dearborn Street and South Jackson Street as part of the District Business Improvement Area Collection.


Leica M6 Classic & 2/50mm Summicron v5

B+W Yellow Filter

Kodak TMax 400 (@320)

Kodak TMax Dev (1+4 @ 6.30 min)

PLustek 7600i & Vuescan


1 Comment

  • one of my friends is Cantonese I was in China town with her last wk getting all her food in & she spent a fortune I just had 2 have 1 of their cakes in their cafe It was yummy....