Saturday, April 20, 2013

My town - Chinatown

Over the coming weeks I am going to do a series on my town and Island. Sightseeing blog style, stay tuned.  We will be starting out in Chinatown, it is such a lovely little tourist destination filled with wonderful little shops and restaurants.  I still have more to explore and snap photos of.  The Chinatown in Victoria is the oldest in Canada and was established around 1858.  It is a vibrant community in Victoria filled with cultural events and shops and lovely people. 

                                    This is the Chinese cultural school and it is a beautiful building.  The cherry blossoms out front were so picturesque and represents what it is like in spring in China








                                          Nice little vespa! 
                                 
These murals a absolutely lovely and I couldn't resist taking a picture of these



10 comments:

SonjaM said...

Oh yes, please do. Love the colour scheme of your first installment.

Dar said...

Sonja I am so sad I missed meeting you! I am very envious of your move to Europe and can hardly wait to see your pictures!

Martha Tenney said...

How pretty! I look forward to your tour! And I can't wait until I have something pretty and green to show, too.

Suzu Gladi said...

I look forward to more "touristy" pictures from you, it's always interesting to see the things you would miss in a town/city unless you lived there!

Trobairitz said...

You are going to make us all want to go to victoria - you know that right?

Robert Wilson said...

I always love these types of posts. There is so much to see that's "local". I think we riders all think we need to go 100, 1000, 5000 miles down the road for something "epic" when - many times - something unique and interesting is right in our home town.

Coop a.k.a. Coopdway said...

Dar, a fantastic theme for posting, the concept a dandy. I can't wait and as I've explained before, just one more good excuse to pull my maps out.

My guess, in your effort to show US, YOU will find some things you don't know or have lost appreciation for.

I can already see that you're not in MN :)

BeemerGirl said...

Beautiful spring blooms. The weather will be lovely for a tour.

Brenda said...

What a facinating place! I'd already fallen in love with where you live from other photos you have posted, this is just going to make me love it more.

Great idea Dar, cant wait to see more!

Dar said...

Well ladies and gents my mad idea is that you all will fall in love with it so much so that you will feel compelled to come ride here or visit! I would hopefully like to see more of where you live!