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#1 Icebergalley

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 10:54 AM

With the New Year approaching on Feb. 18, 2007...

A Good article about Fan Tan Alley by Tom Hawthorn is in today's Globe and Mail...

http://www.theglobea... ... Columbia/#

The story behind Fan Tan Alley's crowded corridor
Opium dens and gambling halls once lined the narrow walls of this tiny street in Victoria's Chinatown, TOM HAWTHORN writes
Special to The Globe and Mail


Edit..

I contemplated putting this theme in Heritage... but, chose The Core as it is a thriving part of Vibriant Victoria.. but, a moderator knws best..?

#2 Savannah

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 07:09 AM

Last week, I was at 532 1/2 Fisgard Street. Hadn't been there before, and it was neat to see. I love that alley entrance and then the courtyard that opens up.

#3 Caramia

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 09:39 AM

Nice article, it is good to see Dr. Lai get the credit he deserves.
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#4 aastra

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#5 D.L.

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Posted 21 February 2007 - 10:22 PM

nice to see that old brewary on the skyline, thanks.

#6 G-Man

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Posted 22 February 2007 - 07:32 AM

Great selection of pics. Victoria seemed so urban in its infancy...

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#7 Bingo

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 08:54 PM

Awhile ago

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Today

 

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#8 Nparker

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 09:27 PM

Those are nice buildings but they sure do block my view.



#9 tedward

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 09:52 AM

I prefer the balconies.


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#10 nagel

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 10:00 AM

what happened to that building where Habit is now?



#11 Jason-L

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 10:40 AM

I wonder if those balconies/sidewalk roofs were the olden-times way of dealing with birds pooping on pedestrians? *cough*



#12 Bingo

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 02:27 PM

I wonder if those balconies/sidewalk roofs were the olden-times way of dealing with birds pooping on pedestrians? *cough*

 

The balconies would help shade the lower level especially if there was produce for sale.

Later on many of the store fronts had rollup canopies.

As for the birds they likely didn't hang around Chinatown, or they would end up hanging in the window.


Edited by Bingo, 23 July 2015 - 02:27 PM.

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#13 aastra

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 03:13 PM

A lot of buildings were lost in Chinatown one way or another.



#14 amor de cosmos

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 09:55 AM

top 10 oldest chinatowns on the continent just in time for chinese new year
http://mentalfloss.c...dest-chinatowns

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#15 Sparky

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 12:04 PM

I really enjoy Chinatowns. The last time Mrs. Sparky and I were in San Francisco we wanted to search out the smallest and hopefully authentic restaurant.

 

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We found one that was an absolute delight.

 

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#16 Jill

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 12:29 PM

That looks a lot like the one I remember eating at in 1976!



#17 Sparky

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 12:48 PM

It was most likely there in 76. It was probably there in 56.

I miss Foo Hong's

#18 Mike K.

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 02:36 PM

Oh yeah, Foo Hong's.


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#19 Nparker

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 03:44 PM

To: Wong Foo

 

Thanks for everything!

 

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#20 jonny

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 03:33 PM

It was most likely there in 76. It was probably there in 56.

I miss Foo Hong's

 

I'm surprised Boss Tanaka in the back of the restaurant there didn't have his boys beat the piss out of you for taking his picture.


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