I had always wanted to visit Chinatown. I had a very different idea of Chinatown prior to visiting it, imagining more of an open-air market. Chinatown is actually a tremendous amount of shops selling Asian-style wares and numerous Asian restaurants. Most of the shops are very affordable, even for us in our current economic slump. Chinatown does offer visitors streets decorated in a traditional Chinese manner, with an Asian dragon on either side of the ornamental gate leading into Chinatown.
I enjoyed photographing Chinatown. Though not all of my photos turned out, here are a few that I think turned out well: