This morning I took my kids up to Chinatown in Chicago for dim sum. On the way out, I thought I’d drive around to check out the scene. After all, it’s National Day in China and I thought I’d see if there were any changes in Chinatown besides the Chinese flags flying outside the store fronts.
But something else caught my eye:
I’d just seen the same lamp posts in Vancouver! How cool is that? I wonder how many other Chinatowns across North America use the same lamp post?
Here are some other cool buildings in Chicago’s Chinatown. The Pui Tak Center has been nicely restored. Love the lanterns!
I’ve always been fond of this one, although it’s been closed for years.
And here’s the famous gate on Wentworth Street. If you look carefully, just beyond the arch there’s a large banner celebrating China’s National Day. (Not to be confused with banner declaring the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Revolution–the other revolution!)
Other than that, it seemed like a normal day to me.