DAILY PHOTO: Chinatown, Chicago

The view up S. Wentworth Ave (Chinatown’s main drag) toward the Willis Tower [formerly Sears Tower]

Ping Tom Park Pavilion

The Nine-dragon Wall of Chicago Chinatown

Pui Tak Center; Taken in Chicago’s Chinatown on August 2, 2018

DAILY PHOTO: Scenes from Manila’s Chinatown

Taken in December of 2017 in Manila

 

Manila’s Chinatown, dating to 1594, is said to be the world’s oldest Chinatown. It was a neighborhood set aside for Chinese Catholics across the Pasig River from the Intramuros (the fortified part of the city controlled by the Spaniards.) Chinese trade activity in the city pre-dated Spanish colonial rule, but the Spanish facilitated the Chinatown so they could keep an eye on immigrants. Chinatown is locally known as Binondo.

 

This is how one tells a Chinatown fire truck from those of other precincts

 

Market stall selling New Year’s themed produce

 

Fu lion

 

DAILY PHOTO: Fudō-Myōō

Taken on October 30, 2016 at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore

Taken on October 30, 2016 at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore

 

Fudō-Myōō is the name used by Japanese Vajrayana Buddhists for the wrathful deity otherwise known as Acala [the Wisdom King.]

DAILY PHOTO: The Sign That Tells You That You Just Walked Down the Wrong Alley

Taken on September 20, 2015 in Bangkok's Chinatown

Taken on September 20, 2015 in Bangkok’s Chinatown

 

I wonder if scale of the diagram is indicative of the degree to which each is a problem, or what?

DAILY PHOTO: Leng Buai Ia Shrine

Taken in September of 2014 in Bangkok

Taken in September of 2014 in Bangkok

IMG_2157Tucked away in the back alleys of Bangkok’s Chinatown, Leng Buai Ia is believed to be Thailand’s oldest Chinese shrine. It dates back to 1658. Chinese businessmen would come here to pray for prosperity.