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December 25 2017

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#merrychristmas #instagram Family 🎅🏻🤶🏻🎄🎁 (at CVT Hair Design)

December 23 2017

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Ataşehir the beautiful (at Umraniye, Istanbul, Turkey)

December 15 2017

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The fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.
(at Ankara Esenboga Airport - ESB)

November 22 2017

Gate to the Qin Dynasty

The first area in London known as Chinatown was located in the Limehouse area of the East End of London.[1] At the start of the 20th century, the Chinese population of London was concentrated in that area, setting up businesses which catered to the Chinese sailors who frequented in Docklands. The area began to become known through exaggerated reports and tales of (the then-legal) opium dens and slum housing, rather than the Chinese restaurants and supermarkets in the current Chinatown. However, much of the area was damaged by aerial bombing during the Blitz in World War II, although a number of elderly Chinese still choose to live in this area. After World War II, however, the growing popularity of Chinese cuisine and an influx of immigrants from Hong Kong led to an increasing number of Chinese restaurants being opened elsewhere.

The present Chinatown, which is off Shaftesbury Avenue did not start to be established until the 1970s. Previously, it was a regular Soho area, run-down, with Gerrard Street the main thoroughfare. It was dominated by the Post Office, facing Macclesfield Street, and other major establishments were The Tailor & Cutter House, at 43/44, now a Chinese supermarket and restaurant, the Boulougne Restaurant, near the Wardour Street end, and by Peter Mario's Restaurant at the other end. Other businesses included a master baker's, the Sari Centre, Lesgrain French Coffee House, Harrison Marks' Glamour Studio, an Indian restaurant and various brothels. Probably the first Chinese restaurants opened in Lisle Street, parallel to Gerrard St, and more opened gradually. The Tailor & Cutter did not close down until around 1974. The area now has more than 80 restaurants showcasing some of London's finest and most authentic Asian cuisine.[2]

In 2005, the property developer Rosewheel proposed a plan to redevelop the eastern part of Chinatown. The plan was opposed by many of the existing retailers in Chinatown, as they believe that the redevelopment would drive out the traditional Chinese retail stores from the area and change the ethnic characteristic of Chinatown.

The London Chinatown Community Centre (LCCC) has been housed in the Chinatown area since it was founded in 1980 by Dr Abraham Lue. The Centre claims to have received 40,000 people for help and assistance since its foundation. Located since 1998 on the 2nd floor of 28-29 Gerrard Street, the Centre relocated to 2 Leicester Court in 2012, above the Hippodrome Casino.[3]

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Gate to The Qin Dynasty (at China Town London)

November 15 2017

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A room with a view (at Hotel Ilunion Aqua)

November 06 2017

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Gate to Christmas Town?? 🎃🎄🎃🎄 (at Heathrow Terminal 2 : The Queen’s Terminal)

October 30 2017

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Old&New (at Muswell Hill)

October 29 2017

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🌇🌇 (at Greenwich Peninsula)

October 28 2017

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Sky is the limit! 🌅 (at London, United Kingdom)

October 26 2017

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On the way to the top 🌄 (at Dragalevtsi Monastery)

September 22 2017

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Rain? What rain? 😱🌈🌈 (at Gumussuyu, Istanbul, Turkey)

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September 11 2017

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A fine day! (at Aristotelous Square)

July 10 2017

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😍 (at Nederland Denhaag)

July 09 2017

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It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures - Vincent Van Gogh
(at Nederland Denhaag)

June 30 2017

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A delightful view (at Sofa Restaurant)

June 28 2017

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Windows to heaven 😍 (at Balkan Ekspres Zemun)

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Windows to heaven 😍 (at Balkan Ekspres Zemun)

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Green! 🌲🌳🌿🍃 (at Andrićev Venac)

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Green! 🌲🌳🌿🍃 (at Andrićev Venac)

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