Monday, May 25, 2015

Back to Chinatown..



We did head back into the city on Saturday night to have dinner at Billy Lee's in Chinatown. Very different to the scene on Wednesday, remember how quiet it was during the day. The food here gets varied reviews, from really bad to the best Chinese food ever.. no complaints here, the service was delightful and the food excellent. Don't you sometimes wonder about bad reviews, especially when you've had a good experience.. is it possible that some people just enjoy a bit of a whinge :)  


Is that a 'no smoking' sign up to the left :)


The entrance to Chinatown through the Old Shangai food court off James Street, the gate I showed on Wednesday was off Roe St. These shots are straight out of the camera without any added saturation at all, Northbridge (check it out) really is this colourful, in many ways, at night! Hope you had/are having a fab weekend, take care and stay safe..

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30 comments:

  1. As busy as this place is it has to be good! What a great set of photos! I love all the color!

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  2. You captured the almost exotic scene beautifully Grace. I'm hungry now!

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  3. I would enjoy Chinatown very much...I see that the "No Smoking" sign does not apply to incense...right? You have provided us with some excellent night shots! Merci!

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  4. Enjoyed these shots all the more because I bailed on taking photos of a restaurant I ate at friday evening. Left the lens cap on. Oh well, maybe next time.

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  5. I think I'd enjoy eating there. Just one question: all that smoke in the third shot--that's incense?

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  6. Oh, I do love your colorful, colorful captures, Grace!! What fun!! I'd love to go there!! Your photos are the next best thing!! Hope you're ready for a great new week!!

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  7. It looks popular, and that is also a sign of good food!

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  8. Chinatown looks very busy, Grace!

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  9. I'm starving and these pics made me even more so, Grace! Glad you meal was good.

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  10. The lad's very colourful shirt really stands out.

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  11. No Chinatown anywhere in Sweden yet. Looks like a great place to spend an evening.

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  12. Great pictures Grace, I love available light pictures taken at night..

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  13. Billy Lee's looks like a fun place for a bit of excitement and Chinese food.

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  14. Must have good food with that crowd.

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  15. The aromas almost come off the page.

    We don't have a Chinatown. We do have a Little Bosnia, where I did some shooting today.

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  16. You've depicted very well the nice Chinatown atmosphere!

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  17. It sure looks like a vibrant area. The shots ooze enjoyment. I agree with you about bad reviews. I don't take any notice unless there are multiple bad reviews and not many good ones.

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  18. Chinatowns are often such lively, colourful and vibrant areas Grace. They often make me think of Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis. I am not sure what the movie was but I am sure they started in one set in a Chinatown.

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  19. I need to learn how to use chopsticks. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  20. Wonderful colors, Grace! I´d love to order at our Wok Man right now ;-)

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  21. Chinatown is always exciting!

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  22. Yes, I do wonder about some bad reviews. But you have to remember that some people have issues with ever saying anything positive. :)) I'd risk eating there. I like the atmosphere.

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  23. A very busy and popular place, but I never got the charm of these plastic Chinatowns...

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  24. Don't get me started about reviews but then again sometimes you will find something delish and I'll say meh... :-) Lots of steam, I love steamed Chinese stuff!

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  25. just one of the things i miss of living in a bigger city..in NY or los angeles...where the chinatown is busy & bustling like there!
    so much to see...mmmmm, the smells...i love chinese food!
    thanks for walking us through your chinatown. cool pictures!

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  26. Lovely photos. I've never been in China Town anywhere, it looks very interesting place.

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  27. I've always enjoyed Chinese food but can't find any here that really pleases me. For many years we used to frequently eat at a favorite, The Princess Garden, in St. Paul. We enjoyed this family owned business for many years, and our children loved the place and the way that the owners greeted and praised them. One day a few years ago, we went there to eat and found that new owners had taken over. We and several other families there at the time, were shocked and surprised at the hasty exit. Although I tried to track down the former owners, I never could. We still suffer the loss!

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  28. Looks like a cosy, busy and popular area to visit.
    ( I have only been to Chinatown in London, but we do have Chinese restaurants in our little city too:)

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