Chinatown Lanterns

Chinatown has been hit hard by the pandemic. They are trying to get people to come. The cheery lanterns are inviting. We went there for dinner and ate in a cubicle outside. The food was good. A cold rain began to fall. Ordering a sizzling plater was a good idea because it kept the food hot. Next time I’ll bring a blanket and a thermal cup for the tea. Someone needs to invent a rechargeable plate warmer for outdoor dining. I couldn’t find one on Amazon to take with me for outdoor winter dining.

Chinatown to GV Walk

On Tuesday I took a long quiet walk from Chinatown to Greenwich Village (home).

On Doyers Street in Chinatown, which is all boarded up, there was a hearse at the end leading a funeral procession.

I sat on a stoop to eat my lunch on Mercer Street. I saw a handful of people on my walk and we all stayed far from each other. I took a few photos of shop windows that I liked.

Downing and Morton Streets are in the Village. I was sad to see this poor plane tree so mistreated. The fence is embedded in its bark on all four sides.

Chinatown Dim Sum

I’m reading a novel, “The Last Chinese Chef” by Nicole Mones. It is illuminating to learn about the philosophy behind the ancient culinary history.¬†Traditional round chopping blocks are mentioned in the story. I edited this image later to hide faces.

Chinese round chopping block 1/20/2018
Chinese round chopping block 1/20/2018

We at Dim Sum ate our favorite multi-story Dim Sum house, The Golden Dragon. They have a wide varity to choose from.

Golden Dragon, Chinatown 1/20/2018
Golden Dragon, Chinatown 1/20/2018

I don’t know if there is any significance to the Buddha heads in the tree trunks, just caught my eye.

Budha head in tree trunk, Chinatown 1/20/2018 width