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.

Manhattan Monday 24 – Chinatown 3

Random shots taken in Chinatown in September, 2014.

New York City, new camera, Shopping

New York City, new camera, Shopping

New York City, new camera, Photo bombed

New York City, new camera, Photo bombed

New York City, new camera, souvenirs

New York City, New camera, Souvenirs

Sometimes the photographer ends up in the shot…

New York City, new camera, door reflections

New York City, New camera, Door Reflections

Manhattan Monday 22 – Chinatown

New York City new camera

New York City new camera

In September 2014 we walked from Pier 11, under the Brooklyn Bridge, through Chinatown, Little Italy, Nolita,  NYU, and Washington Square Park before succumbing to exhaustion and finding the nearest subway station to take us to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and back to Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania.

New York City new camera

New York City new camera

I loved the outside fire escapes and the bright colours, the Chinese characters and the street life, of which, more to come in future posts.

New York City new camera

New York City new camera

Photos taken with Sony R100III, the second day I owned it.

Manhattan Monday 9

New York City - Empire State Building peeking through

New York City – Empire State Building peeking through

Not all the urban photos from the top of the bus looked better in black and white!  There are about nine shades of orange in the bricks in this picture and four shades of blue to the concrete of the taller buildings around them.

Crossing Henry Street, with the elevated Manhattan Bridge access ramp on the left.

Crossing Henry Street, with the elevated Manhattan Bridge access ramp on the left.

Henry Street, on the lower east side, is part of one of the many Chinese neighbourhoods in Manhattan.  There is no longer just one Chinatown.

Photos taken, as the two previous Manhattan Monday posts, from the top of a double decker bus.