Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Arch!

I wasn't the only one taking pictures of the arch this morning.

San Francisco's got nothing on Ottawa. (When it comes to Chinatown arches.) After months of hard work, the artisans have packed up and gone back to their homeland, and we residents of Centretown have been left with a breathtaking gateway to Chinatown.

Judge  for yourself:

This is San Francisco's Dragon Gate:

And, this is Ottawa's new arch:

My attempt to capture some of the detail.

This is only one of many positive developments in Ottawa's Chinatown, which I hope to write more about in the weeks to come.

It's all very exciting!

Photo credit: The San Fran pic is from the flickr stream of one Paul 'Tuna' Turner. (I guess when I was there this summer I was too busy taking pictures of grilled cheeses and other important landmarks like the Oracle robot that everybody hates to get a good shot of the Dragon Gate.)




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