Last weekend marked the official end of the Chinese/Lunar New Year Celebrations ushering in the Year of the Dragon. I had the chance to stroll through the oldest Chinatown in the United States, in San Francisco. The photos show the old and the new, commerce and tradition, ending with a classic Chinese poem that sums up the immigrant path to achieving the American dream. Enjoy the stroll.
Diligence is the path up the mountain of knowledge
Hard work is the boat across the endless sea of learning
Were you hoping for a recipe? Here are several for food traditionally eaten during the Lunar New Year for good luck and prosperity:
Lucky Shrimp Dumplings for Chinese New Year
happy new year, linda! i’m glad to have found out about your new food blog and will follow you on google reader. i’ve missed your posts at Open. 🙂
Candace, thanks so much for visiting and for the welcome. I didn’t know you had another blog– will be by to visit.
Happy Lunch New Year, Linda 🙂 And what a great way to share SFO’s lunar new year celebrations!! Lovely and lively photos….
I love Chinatown and SF is the mother of all Chinatowns! Jealous! Enjoy the food there!
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