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Monday, 22 March 2010

Chinatown Arch

 
Am I in China?
No, but you could be forgiven for thinking you were. This beautiful, ornate arch marks the entrance to Chinatown in Little Bourke Street. With a fascinating variety of restaurants and grocery shops, and spilling into the surrounding alleys and laneways, Melbourne's Chinatown is one of the oldest in the world outside Asia.

Today's quote: Man who hold hands with woman and walk through arch soon become husband!

5 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Interesting how Chinatowns around the world are marked with this characteristic arch! There must be a reason for this that I don't know about...
God bless you!
Cezar

Cezar and Léia said...

Interesting how Chinatowns around the world are marked with this characteristic arch! There must be a reason for this that I don't know about...
God bless you!
Cezar

Cezar and Léia said...
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Rob and Mandy said...

Nice one! There is a similar area in London, Soho, but the arch there is much smaller.

J Bar said...

Good view of the arch.
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Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.