Monday, February 17, 2020

#Chinatown-International District - #Seattle

When the Auburn Senior Activity Center offered an excursion to Seattle's International District, I signed up. Here are some photos from our walking tour of that neighborhood. (Click on photos for a closer look.)

Welcome to Chinatown!



We started our exploration at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. Exhibits include photos and more, showing the history and influence of Asian cultures in Seattle. Decorations celebrating the Chinese New Year brightened the museum's walls and ceiling.





The intricate embroidery fascinated me.


I was surprised to see street signs in both English and Chinese as we began our walking tour.


"Benevolent associations" were formed by ethnic groups to help immigrants find housing, employment, etc. This building houses the Bing Kung Association.


More sights discovered during our walk.



Just imagine: rooms for 50¢, 70¢, and up with both hot and cold water.



Our tour of the International District was a delight. I learned a lot about the area's history--both happy and sad--and would enjoy another visit. If you're interested in more information, look here:





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26 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, I would love to go on that tour in a heartbeat. I love Seattle.

Romina, Adelaide said...

Lovely photos, Chinatown is always the best place to visit when travelling, nice foods and events are interesting.

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Cloudia said...

Cool post!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I missed Chinatown o my last visit to Seattle, but I definitely would like to visit that area next time. The museum exhibit looked very interesting.

Lady Fi said...

So very pretty!

Life Images by Jill said...

Lots of big cities seem to have a Chinatown. So interesting to wander through. I loved the dragon wrapped around the power pole. Happy travels and thank you for visiting my blog this week.

Stewart M said...

The China-town parts of most cities are really worth a look. Although that area of Melbourne is rather empty at present, due to fear of the corona virus.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Elkes Lebensglück said...

beautiful impressive photos from China-Town parts!!!

Hootin' Anni said...

I would lobe to visit! Thanks for taking us along on the tour.

Hootin' Anni said...

lobe=love

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I also love the deep colors and embroidery on the clothes. Fascinating area.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Nice walking tour of Chinatown. Seattle is a beautiful city, I have seen it more from the ferry to Bainbridge Island to my SIL's place. The dragon is cool. Great photos.
Have a great day and a happy new week!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Gorgeous photos! I would love to wander through this district. In some ways, Seattle reminds me of San Francisco. Thanks for sharing.

judy said...

Fascinating, Sandy. I've lived in this area most of my life--not sure I've actually visited the International District, although I recall being in San Francisco's Chinatown. Great photos.

Colleen L. Reece said...

Fascinating! It has been years since I as there. I also visited Chinatown in San Francisco. Both Susan and I used it in our books. Hers, Andi Carter and the San Francisco Smugglers. Mine: Romance at Rainbow's End.

DawnTreader said...

Looks like a very interesting tour. No Chinatowns to visit here in Sweden, I think - even if there may be a Chinese restaurant here and there :)

Jeanna said...

Sounds like a great trip and a wonderful senior center. We have a few good ones here.

dee Nambiar said...

What a grand and gorgeous gate.
That must have been an interesting tour. I didn't get to see the Chinatown during my visit to Seattle. Thank you for the sights.

Have a good week, Sandra. :)

Fun60 said...

What great photos and information. Looked a great tour.

Colleen Looseleaf said...

That dragon shot is my favorite and I love the way a dragon was wrapped around the pole.

Powell River Books said...

I've been to Chinatown in Los Angeles but not Seattle. - Margy

Gattina said...

Absolutely beautiful ! I assisted a Chinese New Year celebration once in London and once in Brussels ! So colorful !

Jeanna said...

Wanted to mention how much I like your photos but really enjoy the street shots. I love street photography and feel too uncoordinated to walk and shoot, lol.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

So colourful and such intricate designs!! Fabulous photos!

-Soma

junieper/Jesh said...

Am I glad you linked to my blog, because I didn't know your url!
It so happens that right now I am painting in a Vineyard church in Sacramento, as an act of worship. A while ago you posted a waterfall. I was so taken by it's beauty, that I used it as a background for my painting. When the painting is done I like to send you an email with the image of the end result... but what is your email? You can send it in a comment to me, please? (at wordpress you can do that, and it does not give me any trouble). Thanks so much!

Victoria@international expat said...

Incredible photos, looking at them, I kind of was there. Thanks for this opportunity! I'm impressed!