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?