in the International District
This 2010 series was originally featured on the World is Round (WIR) photo-sharing site which went down last year, It is now defunct & all of photo journals & articles on that site are lost. My sister from Langley BC & I love Seattle (and Tacoma & Bellingham) & have visited several times. This visit was the most extensive so this series will feature several repeat photos from that visit with shorter captions. Seattle’s Chinatown-International District
is an ethnic enclave neighborhood & the center of Seattle's Asian American community. The multiethnic neighborhood, which consists mainly of people who are of Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino ethnicity, also has significant populations of people who are of Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Laotian, Cambodian, and Pacific Islander descent, as well as other communities. The Vietnamese enclave is east of Highway 5. We didn't get there I don't think. More info: http://cidbia.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Chinatown-International_District Pioneer Square
, once the heart of the city, is currently a neighborhood in the SW corner of Downtown Seattle. Seattle's founders settled there in 1852. Most of the early structures in the neighborhood, which were mostly wooden, were destroyed in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889.
By the end of 1890 they
were replaced by many brick and stone buildings. The architectural character of the current neighborhood derives from these late 19th century buildings, mostly examples of Richardsonian Romanesque.
The neighborhood takes its name from a small triangular plaza near the corner of First Avenue and Yesler Way, originally known as Pioneer Place. The Pioneer Square-Skid Road Historic District, a historic district including that plaza and several surrounding blocks, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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