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

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Manhattan Monday 23 – Chinatown 2

In a neighbourhood full of pedestrians and street life, deliveries must go on, and sometimes traffic has to be held up to do it.

New York City new camera

New York City new camera

New York City new camera

New York City new camera

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.

Quebec City Street Photography

It would be great if your boss didn’t yell at you about your work from across the street.
Quebec City September

It’s always nice to have something to frame a photo:
Quebec City September

It sometimes works to include your travel companion in a picture:
Quebec City September

Sometimes photos look better in black and white. (There was a coloured one of the same location in a previous post.)
Quebec City September

On “Rue du Tresor” – Treasure street, where all the artists gather to sell their works.
Quebec City September

Everyone needs a nap now and then. This huge bandshell is on the Plains of Abraham near the Quebec Museum of Art.
Quebec City September

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open caleche.
Quebec City September

Colour or black and white? On “Under the Fort Street” taken from inside Sous le Fort restaurant.

Quebec City September

Quebec City September

 

 

Also taken through the restaurant window.
Quebec City September

Quebec City Streetscape – Lower Town

Looking down from the edge of Montmorency Park over rooftops in lower town: some modern, some middle aged, with round-topped windows; some very old, with steep slopes and small dormers.

Rooftops and gardens of the lower town.

Rooftops and gardens of the lower town.

There are stairs leading down to rue du Petit Champlain, one of the most touristy streets in lower Quebec City.

Tourists in the morning.

Tourists in the morning.

Tourists in the afternoon after a heavy shower.

Tourists in the afternoon after a heavy shower.

A bicycle, one of my favourite subjects.

A bicycle, one of my favourite subjects.

One of the many shops and restaurants on rue du Petit Champlain.

Quebec City September

More shops on rue Sous Le Fort (Under the Fort Street.)

Quebec City September

This last photo was taken from the ferry as it pulled out from Quebec City to take us back to Levis and our bed and breakfast. I’m not sure which street this is, probably Champlain Boulevard, but as with most of Quebec City, the buildings are attractive and well-kept.

Quebec City September

Quebec City Streetscapes Upper Town

Quebec City September

 

All these photos were taken within the City walls.  Above is Rue St Louis and the two photos below are on Avenue St. Denis, just north of the Quebec Citadel.

Quebec City September

Quebec City September

And, after we had wandered all the way across the Plains of Abraham and back, the two photos below were (probably?) taken on Rue D’Auteuil, opposite the statues of international poets and thinkers shown in this post.

Quebec City September

Quebec City September

 

This may have been on rue St Jean, but by then I had lost my sense of direction other than knowing that downhill would eventually lead back to the ferry terminal and restaurants!

Quebec City September

As we walked by the ‘skyscraper’ building shown here, I overheard a tour guide say to his charges that the building had been modelled on the Empire State Building.  Note the Quebec flag with its Fleur de Lis on the top.

Quebec City September

Almost exactly one year before this we were in China, in Xi’an, whose flag (showing its famous bell tower which my tour DID NOT see!)  is flying on the left of the others on Quebec’s City Hall.  I can only presume that Quebec has some sort of a twinning relationship with Xi’an, Namur, Paris, Bordeaux, and Calgary.

Quebec City September