Before writing, Good New ! Geneviève will show her painting sketches at the West End Community Gallery in Greater Vancouver, from October 15 to November 5, 2006. She is very happy. Her website: www.g-delaunay.com
In China red and black colours represent fortune and, when you walk through Chinatown you can see that all is red (streetlights, phone booths, tickets price, ornaments…) It takes about fifteen minutes on foot to join Chinatown from the famous Public Library at Robson Street. Take the “silk route” from Abbot to Pender and Gore Streets. You will also enter in a magical world where colours, scents and fascinated faces will thrill your soul. This area is one of the largest and oldest in North America. When you are walking for a time period, without to many tourists, you will also observe that the majority of people are old. Their faces look like a book where we can read many interesting sad and happy life’s stories.
In Chinatown you will find many different products like food with meat, fish, Peking ducks, vegetables, various roots, mushrooms, multicoloured gadgets, quaint furniture, top-of-the-range teas, ginseng, gifts etc. For this visit you will walk in several roads for yours real eyes, ears and nose pleasures. If you have only a one-day visit, you can also see the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen gardens, near the Cultural Centre, the Sam Kee Building (1913), which is the narrowest in the world, according to the Guinness Book (1m80 in width by 30m length), the Wing Sang Building, built in 1889, the oldest edifice. Finally you won’t forget to have a look in the T&T supermarket (Taiwanese based) a real Ali Baba’s cave and the link with the other Chinatown, more modern and young which exists near the airport in the district of Richmond, a suburb of Greater Vancouver.
Moreover the new photos album No 15 "Chinatown" will give you some surroundings pictures. Have a good visit and see you soon...
NB: Two new links: Geneviève's website and the one of Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver.