It was one of those weekends with weather which beckoned us out to take photos, despite being a bit chilly at the start.
We decided to go to Chinatown in Vancouver to take some photos :) Be warned there’s food pix ahead! :P
There’s one place downtown Vancouver which we don’t go very often, that is Chinatown ^^; Lanterns being sold/displayed at some shops due to it being Mid-Autumn festival last Saturday. They say the moon is usually the fullest/brightest on that night ^^
Going there feels like quite a step back in time, kinda nostalgic in a way :)
Feather dusters, looking kinda dusty in the sun ^^; I remember my mom used to chase us around with a cane or feather duster (caning?) when we misbehaved as kids ^^;
Chinese dress (Cheong sam) for a human dollfie anyone?
Spotted this really cute lantern outside a shop ^o^
A little sad to see some of the buildings not very well maintained ^^; I think they will have a lot of potential if they were to be spruced up a bit ^^;
After walking around in the cold, I started to feel hungry (LOL) so we checked out this Bakery and Restaurant which offers a great variety of steamed buns, pastries and Hong Kong style food.
They also sell glutinous rice dumplings, they looked huge!
At the time I felt like I could eat a horse :P but we start with some Siu Mai, and a BBQ pork bun…
The BBQ pork is not red in colour as we would normally expect, not a bad thing since the red is actually some kind of colouring which is supposedly bad for heart if taken in large amount ^^; The bun part tasted slightly sweet, it’s probably best eaten when hot ^^; I waited a bit too long to eat it (oops)
Pardon the poor quality of this image :P My hands were wobbly from hunger LOL
As we paid and headed out, husband took a few photos of what they have on display at the doorway ^^ Their best sellers is still the freshly steamed buns tho! They even have flavors which I never seen before ^^; Example custard ^^; Was too full to try it so we didn’t get any ^^;
We also went to the Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden after lunch, it was my first time there. I heard about it from a friend :)
Who is Sun Yat Sen?
The Garden was quite crowded on such a nice day, so after taking a bunch of doll pix, I decided to take some non doll photos too ^^
The lanterns say: 天涯若比邻 (tian ya ruo bi lin) meaning – to feel a closeness to a friend or loved one despite being separated by a great distance.
It was the Mid autumn festival on Saturday, so there’s some related activities going on, I spotted these 2 cool lanterns being displayed and had to take a quick snapshot :P
I brought Taiga Mini Dollfie Dream with me, but I’ll save it for another time on the doll blog ^^; I had been taking her out more than others as the others are packed for a pending move ^^;
Husband also updated his brog with a buncha photowalks shooting, so if you like you can check em out too ;D!