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February 04 2018

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Since 1585 ๐ŸŽฉ (at The Spaniards Inn)

January 31 2018

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A fine #sunset ๐ŸŒ… (at Highgate Wood)

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January 25 2018

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Like water which can clearly mirror the sky and the trees only so long as its surface is undisturbed, the mind can only reflect the true image of the Self when it is tranquil and wholly relaxed. - Indra Devi (at Highgate Wood)

January 21 2018

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Lumiere Festival ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ’ก#lumiereldn (at Piccadilly Circus)

January 13 2018

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Reflections (at Royal Victoria Dock)

January 03 2018

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#christmas spirit is still on!! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป (at Potsdamer Platz Berlin)

December 30 2017

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Not your ordinary hacker conference! Bye bye CCC! See you next year! #34c3 (at Congress Center Leipzig)

December 25 2017

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#merrychristmas #instagram Family ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐Ÿคถ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ (at CVT Hair Design)

December 23 2017

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AtaลŸehir 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 theย Limehouseย area of theย East End of London.[1]ย 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 inย Docklands. The area began to become known through exaggerated reports and tales of (the then-legal)ย opiumย dens andย slum housing, rather than the Chinese restaurants and supermarkets in the current Chinatown. However, much of the area was damaged by aerial bombing duringย the Blitzย inย World War II, although a number of elderly Chinese still choose to live in this area. After World War II, however, the growing popularity ofย Chinese cuisineย and an influx of immigrants fromย Hong Kongย led to an increasing number of Chinese restaurants being opened elsewhere.

The present Chinatown, which is offย Shaftesbury Avenueย 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,ย 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 developerย Rosewheelย 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?? ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽ„ (at Heathrow Terminal 2 : The Queenโ€™s Terminal)

October 30 2017

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Old&New (at Muswell Hill)

October 29 2017

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๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒ‡ (at Greenwich Peninsula)

October 28 2017

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Sky is the limit! ๐ŸŒ… (at London, United Kingdom)

October 26 2017

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On the way to the top ๐ŸŒ„ (at Dragalevtsi Monastery)

September 22 2017

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Rain? What rain? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒˆ (at Gumussuyu, Istanbul, Turkey)

Reposted byhashreloveutiongreenka2000

September 11 2017

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A fine day! (at Aristotelous Square)

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