Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chinatown Moments


I've always drawn to the colors and culture represented in the Chinatowns of the world. So diverse yet so directed. So vibrant and pulsing with life of the young and new, yet respectful of its past heritage and those who built it up. The steady flow of grandparents and grandchildren united all in one place. A flow only broken up by the footsteps of tourists and one time visitors. Knick knacks and things with no more meaning to them than the cartoon on its package or knick knacks and things with meaning that runs deeper than the root of even the largest potted Chinese bamboo tree. The smell of fish on the sidewalk fighting against the smell of fresh baked breads and red bean buns. That against the smell of cigarettes from the stumbled in hipsters exploring from Downtown LA. Instax cameras in hand. A reliable place where I can go to the same restaurant for what seems like the past 15 years and the menu will always be the same. Where my temptations to eat something with a weird, unpronounceable name and where my taste for all that is spicy, burning hot and tear-inducing can be thoroughly fulfilled. A place where I feel both a stranger but also just a regular. A place where I can enjoy with my eyes, ears, nose and fingertips the colors and curves and just be inspired by that.

Photos by me

22 comments:

Liz Lauren said...

I love going to chinatown!

just watched the movie chinatown -- if you haven't seen it I know you'd like it.

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Elisa Cesarini said...

i love every single pic of this post!
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Emma Walker said...

Love this!

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RecalcitrantGirl said...

This was such a great post to read! Love discovering ethnic enclaves, they simply stimulate all your senses indeed :)

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Jeanne said...

Amazing shots Dylana! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!
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Jeanne
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Carina Ž said...

I would love to go to Chinatown one day. Amazing shots, Dylana! :)

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Nikki Williams said...

gorgeous photos!

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365HANGERS said...

These photos are so beyond incredible, and seriously loved everything you had to say, totally beautiful.

xx 365Hangers

AVY said...

A world of its own, truly.

/Avy

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Flavia artpassion said...

You're very good with the camera, beautiful photos.
Thanks for coming by me.

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Theycallmetania said...

Looking at that has got me excited for cny!

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x

Hannah Anderson said...

Looks like this was fun!!
-Hannah
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Mariel Parton said...

lovely photos Dylana...I love Chinatowns too, the atmosphere and the colours, the food and the smell...everything is just magnificent <3

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Camilla De Cesare said...

These pictures are amazing!

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Imogen said...

Amazing pictures, so much character.

Ashlee Favro said...

I could eat pho everyday!!

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Michelle Lee said...

great photos!


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Marta González Rubio said...

Wonderful photos, you made me feel like I was in ChinaTown.
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Snow Princess Bella said...

Gorgeous photos ♥
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Suzan said...

C'est joli !

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

Love this post so much! Gorgeous shots.

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