Celebrating Chinatown, San Francisco


Saturday afternoon in Chinatown. The first day of Lunar New Year was quiet with only the occasional firecracker and leftover confetti on the street.

But, there was plenty to satisfy my fascination for people watching and street scenes. 

 

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Year of the Rooster

 

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Rooster Talk

 

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Red Envelopes

 

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Peace

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.”

~Rainer Maria Rilke

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Under the Dragon

 

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Lanterns

 

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Break Time

 

“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”

~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

 

Dancing

Dancing

 

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Bakery Orders

 

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Conversation

 

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Saturday Cards

 

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Firecracker Thrower

 

 

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78 comments

  1. Gorgeous photos, Jane. A story in miniature. I have always love Chinese New Year and you captured its atmosphere beautifully in these images.

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  2. Fine post,good information and wonderful pictures

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  3. I was hoping to see a post from Chinese New Year, Jane, and you didn’t disappoint. Thank you for these wonderful photos!

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  4. A wonderful set mixing vibrant with touching quiet moments and all in such gorgeous light!!!

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  5. What a lovely joyous celebratory atmosphere you’ve captured Jane as well as those everyday little scenes of peoples lives . A real sense of community and involvement in your colourful images . Wonderful .

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  6. Hi Jane, I just want you to know that I nominated you for an award. https://travel-gourmand.com/2017/02/03/blogger-recognition-award/. Have a wonderful weekend! ~Sunny

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  7. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed a glimpse into the lives of the people of San Francisco’s Chinatown.

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  8. Great photos! You sure know how to catch the moments of life! Stunning! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Beautiful pictures and beautiful colours! However, and I don’t know why, the photo I like the most is the one that is b&w. I think the three man on the bench were captured from the perfect anlge.

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  10. Magnificent impressions from Chinatown, San Francisco, Jane. You bring back happy memories from a visit long ago. ❤

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  11. One of my favorites of your posts jane. Those first few shots really capture the spirit of the celebration and the colors are wonderful. Terrific!

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  12. Beautiful images Jane! So colorful and full of life!

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  13. Great photo set, Jane. What I most like is your view for the extra in the ordinary, for the details to capture the full of life which makes your set so colourfull. Still in street photography you´re a master with an inspiring view.

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  14. Their clothes are always so beautiful!

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  15. Delightful colour and activity.

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  16. Truly wonderful Jane! Love the photos!

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  17. Your pictures look so amazing 🙂

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  18. An excellent post celebrating Chinese New Year. Awesome photos.

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  19. Great shots Jane…..I’ve got some Chinese New Year shots too, but probably not till next week.

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  20. Wonderfull images!. I am hoping I will be be able to sped at least a couple hours in Chinatown in March when I come out to wine country.

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  21. Amazig pictures!! Love them!!!

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  22. Great photographs of a great place.

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  23. Great pictures Jane, so full of live !

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  24. Great pictures Jane, so full of live !

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  25. I love all of the people you captured in rather mundane activities, but with amazing backdrops! Like Jack, I loved the Muslim girl in front of the
    dragon wall – giving the peace sign! Thank you for my birthday message. Ended a nice day with my very precious 2 yr old granddaughter -we
    both wore birthday crowns 🙂

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    • Hi Mary Lynn, What a wonderful birthday! I can hear your laughter. Happy you liked the captures of the neighborhood…it’s what I love about walking around this part of the city. So glad you are doing well. xox

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  26. Looks like the spirit of the Lunar New Year was in full swing in Chinatown. Always nice to have some firecrackers popping around – it is always quite a show. Great photos as usual and hope all is well 😊 Chinatown here in Melbourne was packed with so many people on the weekend.

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    • Hi Mabel, The big parade is in February so I haven’t seen some of the traditional dragon dances and parades yet. We were remembering, fondly, the Lunar New Year parade in Sydney a few years ago. Such fun. Happy you enjoyed these quieter images of life. Glad you are having a good celebration in Melbourne. Thanks so much and hope all is well in your part of the world. 😊

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  27. What fun, Jane, and SO nice to see almost everyone smiling!
    Wonderfully colorful images.

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  28. Looks cozy, nice photography

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  29. Very nice set.
    Got to see part of dragon winding through the street in Honolulu when I was little. The big thing was the firecrackers, of course, which went on deep into the night.

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  30. Looks like it was an awesome celebration. Thanks sooo much for sharing these marvelous photos, Jane!

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  31. Year of the Rooster would make a great jigsaw puzzle.

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  32. Great photos.
    Happy Chinese new year to you!

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  33. So interesting to see how another world lives, laughs and makes merry.

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  34. what gorgeous, bright, thought provoking shots….so charming….i am loving the conversation….just jumped out at me….fabulous!!!

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  35. What a great post. Takes me back to Hong Kong. I LOVE your shots of Chinatown.

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  36. Great photos as usual. Street photography is the best. I like the one of the young Muslim woman in front of the dragon wall painting. And it was on a weekend with so much chaos around immigration policy.

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