The Gold Coast China Town precinct has only been established for a short while, but it is expanding and now extends through 2 streets. Just in time for the celebration of the Chinese New Year the first set of traditional Han gates arrived.
“And, as befits an auspicious addition to the precinct, a consultant ensured the gate’s feng shui was appropriately adjusted. We had a feng shui master examine the gates and his analysis showed we needed to put a lucky charm in each of the gate’s towers,” Cr Crichlow said.
“So we buried a set of eight Chinese coins connected with red Chinese knots in each tower.
“Eight is the luckiest number in China and because the towers are twins we had to get two sets of eight.
“We also had to bury them at a particular lucky time and date to maximise the feng shui.” (Gold Coast Bulletin)
It was February 20th 2016, Chinese New Year, the year of the monkey. China Town was crowded, parking was at a premium, so we went there on the G:Link, the new light rail system.
The stall holders were busy preparing the food.
And the hordes of people, locals and tourists, tucked in…
On a stage traditional Chinese dancers entertained the crowd.
I even managed to get a photo of a very rare 2 headed Chinese lady…
Meanwhile round the corner a magician was enthralling both children and adults with his sleight of hand.
It is getting darker but still the food stalls are supplying dinner for the crowds.
The fairy lights are twinkling and some people find a seat.
Others squeeze on to whatever they can find to sit on…
While others have to be content with sitting in the gutter.
But everyone seems happy.
This week, Michelle asks us to focus on dinnertime: share a meal with us, or shoot during your dinner hour. Blogger’s choice!
I hope you enjoyed sharing dinner in China Town and celebrating the start of the year of the monkey.
Hey P = this is the post I have been meaning to come back and comment on! the colors – the variety – the future – the people – excellent and I still soak up some stuff.
I guess I have grown to love people shots int he last two years and so posts like this – with your added angles and stuff – well they are super fun. the couple in the opening photo – the 2 headed lady – the LA cap – such large and small details to keep me looking while out and about – which is why I cannot always leave comments anymore – I do not have the app on my phone so I can look – but have to login to comment or like – which is such a pain and I am just having to live with it –
ok – peace out – have a nice week and ta-ta-for-now and talk to you soon my friend.