Manhattan Monday 25 – Chinatown 4

New York City - entrance to Chinatown from he top of a tour bus.

New York City – entrance to Chinatown from the top of a tour bus.

This statue of Lin Zexu is in Chatham Square, where 8 streets meet. Lin Zexu was not given much attention until well into the twentieth century, but is now seen as a National hero for Chinese people; no fewer than three films have been made on his role in the Opium Wars; and he is now one of the symbols of modern China’s resistance to European imperialism.

New York City - Chinatown as seen from the elevated off ramp from the Manhattan Bridge.

New York City – Chinatown as seen from the elevated offramp from the Manhattan Bridge.

These photos, from June 2015, were taken from the top of a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Brooklyn. The tour left from Foley Square in Manhattan – at least I think that’s right – it took us long enough to find it on the day! The first photo was before we reached the Manhattan Bridge, the second as we were coming off the bridge on the way back.

I now have a dilemma. Whether to show shots of Brooklyn on Manhattan Monday, because Brooklyn is not in Manhattan. Maybe Brooklyn can wait.

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3 comments on “Manhattan Monday 25 – Chinatown 4

  1. Great shots! I must say, I am looking forward to your photos of Brooklyn. Although, I been to Manhattan several times and have marched across the Brooklyn Bridge and back (check that off the bucket list), I have yet to really see anything of Brooklyn…… And I’m intrigued.

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