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Chinatown Gate, International District, Seattle, Washington
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Looking East on King Street the Chinatown Gate, an architecturally historic gate with upturned eaves and resplendent in ‘lucky’ red, welcomes people to old Chinatown in Seattle’s International District (a multi-ethnic neighborhood consisting mainly of people who are of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino ethnicity). Ornaments on the ceramic roof of the gate include animals such as a dragon and a phoenix, said to keep out bad luck. An orb at the top represents a fireball from heaven bringing good luck. The ceramic tiles and most parts of the gate were made in China. It was dedicated on February 9th, 2008. I expected more activity and more interesting buildings nearby. However I but had a good conversation with the policeman and construction worker who were on hand to divert traffic because of the hole in the street. The gate is beautiful but the nearby buildings are architecturally disappointing.
Copyright: Bill Edwards
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11804x5902
Caricate: 08/07/2012
Aggiornato: 03/07/2014
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Tags: chinatown gate; seattle; washington; dragon; phoenix; international district
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