Chinatown, Little Italy & Columbus Av.

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Just a few blocks from Union Square it´s Grant St. and the gate to Chinatown. The Chinese community in San Francisco is the largest of the world after China, but there´s also a great population of Filippino, Korean and Thai.

I had the feeling of being in China of course! lots of stores with typical products and ornaments, souvenir shops, restaurants, etc. What i liked the most where 3 places: A small market, nothing fancy... inside was full of Chinese people and the products and prices were written in Chinese, it immediately transported me to Asia, where of course i´ve never been. The other place i liked was a local restaurant, where they had lots of prepared meat, chicken, fish, etc.

Shopping
And the other place was a very lovely Tea House, whith hundreds of tea selections, the owner was very kind and friendly, the decoration of the place was very beautiful, you could buy your tea to go or you could also ask it to be prepared.

When Grant St. meets Columbus Av. a few steps ahead it´s Little Italy with its nice little cafes and restaurants, the day was beautifuly clear and sunny therefore there was a lot of people hanging out. I did a very long walk all from Mason St. up to Grant St., Columbus Av. passing by George Washington Park up to Bay Street, then i continued to Beach & Hyde St. where is the cable car station. Near by facing to the beach it´s located the Ghirardelli Square where was a chocolate factory but now it´s a mall with some shops and restaurants, i continued walking up next to Fort Mason to Marina St. where is the fort´s entrance.

travelman727 says:
Catalina, next time we meet in San Francisco, you get to be the tour guide :-) What fantastic adventures you had in one of our country's most beautiful cities :-D
Posted on: Feb 17, 2008
Devika1985 says:
geweldige foto's catalina!
Posted on: Feb 13, 2008
jefrois says:
congratulations for being featured :)
Posted on: Feb 12, 2008
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Colorful stuff
Colorful stuff
Shopping
Shopping
I´m in Chinatown!
I´m in Chinatown!
Budhas and chopsticks
Budhas and chopsticks
Lucky cats
Lucky cats
Balls for good fortune
Balls for good fortune
Buying like 100 t-shirts for my fa…
Buying like 100 t-shirts for my f…
Grant St.
Grant St.
Chinatown bargains
Chinatown bargains
Street artist
Street artist
Catholic church in Chinatown
Catholic church in Chinatown
Lot of commerce
Lot of commerce
Some days before the Chinese New Y…
Some days before the Chinese New …
Grant St.
Grant St.
Home decor store
Home decor store
Cool shop
Cool shop
A friendly homeless man
A friendly homeless man
I LOVE SF
I LOVE SF
Chinese lamps
Chinese lamps
Chinatown main street
Chinatown main street
Funeral
Funeral
Lots of shops
Lots of shops
Chinese bugs
Chinese bugs
Chinese multicolor store
Chinese multicolor store
Street crossing Chinatown
Street crossing Chinatown
A lovely Tea Shop
A lovely Tea Shop
Tea set
Tea set
Good luck amulets in the tea shop
Good luck amulets in the tea shop
Another shot of Chinatown
Another shot of Chinatown
Chinatown building with the Pyrami…
Chinatown building with the Pyram…
Chinese decorations in paper
Chinese decorations in paper
Fruit store
Fruit store
Lots of poultry
Lots of poultry
Chinese restaurant
Chinese restaurant
Wings, heads, etc...
Wings, heads, etc...
Trans America Building
Trans America Building
Nice Cafe in Little Italy
Nice Cafe in Little Italy
Calzone, very delicious food there
Calzone, very delicious food there
A cute tree
A cute tree
Little Italy
Little Italy
Church...
Church...
Way up to Telegraph Hill
Way up to Telegraph Hill
Cable car station
Cable car station
Cable car station on Hyde St.
Cable car station on Hyde St.
Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square
Sighseeing bus
Sighseeing bus
Plaque about the first ship into t…
Plaque about the first ship into …
Fort Mason
Fort Mason
Fort Mason info
Fort Mason info
There was a wine tasting that day
There was a wine tasting that day
Nice park
Nice park