Tuesday, 12 June 2012

MELBOURNE'S CHINATOWN

Chinatown is a distinctive and well known area of Melbourne which dates back to the gold rush days of the 1850s. Chinatown Melbourne is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world. Chinatown's essential character and main focus is along Little Bourke Street with alleys that link the area to Bourke Street and Lonsdale Street.

Melbourne's Chinatown is notable as the oldest Chinatown in Australia, the oldest continuous Chinese settlement in Australia, and the second longest continuous Chinese settlement in the western world, only because San Francisco's Chinatown was nearly, but not completely destroyed by the 1906 earthquake. In 2010, the ground floor of the Chinese Museum was remodelled as a visitor centre for Melbourne's Chinatown.

Numerous Chinese restaurants and other business find a home here and it's always nice to walk along this little piece of China right in the middle of Melbourne's CBD.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme.





16 comments:

  1. What a delightful, colorful part of your world, Nick!! Wonderful captures -- like walking there myself! And, by the way, the chicken looks delicious! Guess I'd better get some breakfast!!

    Sylvia

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  2. I've always liked to wander the China towns in the various cities that I've been in. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Beautiful! I've been to China and to China Town in several cities. So many of the foods, aromas, merchandise are replicated beautifully in the China Towns around the world.

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  4. Beautiful reds flowing through your post. I too posted about Victoria (but in British Columbia, Canada) this week, and included one photo of the entrance to Chinatown. I liked the details added in your commentary.

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  5. This looks like a lovely, colorful place! And seems to be very clean and neat! Like this!

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  6. What an adventure ! Thank you very much for this journey. Wish alike would be possible over here. Please have a good Wednesday.

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  7. Interesting to see Melbourne's China Town !

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  8. What a lovely Chinatown! Great travelog photos

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  9. I like the reflection in the chicken. Looks good too.

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  10. Terrific collection. Makes me hungry for dumplings. :)

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  11. I have never been to Melbourne's CT, looks like a great place!

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  12. We love visiting Chinatowns as we're not world travelers and they give us a taste of somewhere else!

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  13. Hi Nick,

    Hope this finds you well.

    I am a writer for CNNGo (http://www.cnngo.com/search/apachesolr_search/simon%20ostheimer).

    I'm working on a story of the world's best (and most interesting) Chinatowns, and I came across your post.

    Would it be possible to use your photos to accompany our story?

    We would of course give you full credit.

    All best,

    Simon

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  14. PS. My contact email is simonostheimer@gmail.com

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