Not here, nor there : Montreal’s Chinatown

On a beautiful summer night a few days ago, the Man of the House and I had the occasion to go eat downtown with some friends. We went to a little Chinese restaurant that we love, and since we arrived there a little earlier than planned, we had some time to walk and enjoy Chinatown.

Montreal’s Chinatown is a really small area of our big city, filled with little shops and restaurants selling all kinds of things.

In the summer, these little stores explode on the crowded street with their tables filled with treasures of all sorts : figurines, hats, fans, bags, bracelets, spoons, there’s a little of everything.

I’ll admit, it’s a bit too crowded for my taste – I’ve never been comfotable when squeezed among huge amounts of people. But I love the place : stepping onto that little street in Chinatown transports me into another world, a world that is not here (Montreal), nor there (China), but somewhere in between.

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9 responses to “Not here, nor there : Montreal’s Chinatown”

  1. xandreverkes says :

    Love your photos!! 🙂 **

  2. Juju at Tales of Whimsy... says :

    Such a cacophony of color.

  3. Meg says :

    How fun! Looks like a lovely place to spend an afternoon. I’m not huge on crowds, either, but I try to brave them long enough to enjoy farmers’ markets and a place in D.C. called Eastern Market, which is like a yard sale and craft fair and artisan shop exploding over a huge area of town. Lots of fun!

  4. BermudaOnion says :

    It does look packed, but fun! Thanks for sharing with us.

  5. toothy says :

    That looks like such a fun place to go to! I’m not a fan of crowds either and I normally get a little claustrophobic from them.

  6. zibilee says :

    I love these photos and can spot a few things in your pictures that would definitely make me part with my money!

  7. Hannah says :

    I love China Town in London. There’s no market, but it’s a pretty big area full to the brim of restaurants; all you can eat and otherwise, little shops, butchers, the decoration is just wonderful and as you say, it is like stepping into a sort of limbo place. Not quite London, and not quite China. I adore it.

  8. Ceri says :

    It looka like such an awesome place. 😀 Kay, you’re such an incredible photographer.

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