Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Down in Chinatown

Part 3 of the series

Lining the streets of Binondo is a variety of shops selling practically everything - from fruits, to good luck charms to traditional Chinese medicine. Fine dining restaurants exist side by side with hole-in-the-wall-eateries, all serving fantastic, and sometimes exotic, Chinese cuisine.

Photo courtesy of Jaime Martinez

Everywhere you look, you're bound to see something interesting. The lady above was preparing quail, which is quite a delicacy. Her deft, skilfull handling attracted quite a crowd. As for the man below, I suppose he'd rather be left alone and get his foot massage in peace.

Last of the series tomorrow!


Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great images. I love the first image best.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful shots- you have beautiful markets! Love the images of the people.
Darryl and Ruth : )

Unseen Rajasthan said...

These are some really beautiful and nice shots !! Great Blog that touches daily lives..Great

mia said...

Hi Julie! I love that shot too. The smile of the girl there is really pretty. Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Hey Darryl and Ruth! Binondo and its surrounding areas like Tutuban and Divisoria are home to some of the best and cheapest shopping in the Philippines. But yes, I think it's really the people and their unique customs that give these places its character!

Hello Unseen Rajasthan! Thank you for your comment and for dropping by my blog!