Sunday, December 18, 2011
I can't believe it's not Buddha: Scenes from San Francisco's Chinatown
The Chinese section of San Francisco, California is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and the oldest Chinatown in North America. It's also a cacophony of visual over-stimulation where every nook and cranny is filled with something exotic, crazy or unusual. An eccentric roadside attraction fan could spend weeks gawking and photographing all it has to offer. Our time was limited when we visited last spring so, alas, we skipped the fine eateries, but we did have a hoot browsing through the wacky and wonderful gift shops and taking in the colorful facades and street decorations.
And now, with apologies to Confucius, the obligatory Chinese proverbs, each with a roadside bent:
Man who run in front of car get tired and man who run in back of car get exhausted.