Sunday, August 20, 2017

Tin How Temple

A  L  O  H  A !
 “Travel makes one modest. 
You see what a tiny 
place you occupy 
in the world.” 
      Gustave Flaubert

Into busy, crowded, 
jumbled, historic, 
San Francisco Chinatown!
As mysterious as a 
pyramid tower disappearing 
into the fog. . . looking for
the Taoist temple. . . Tien Hau

1910 - The 'New' Building
"Right place, but this does NOT
look like a temple." You might say.
But long years enjoying Honolulu's
Chinatown have taught me:
Look at the little door at the 

I know there will be a LONG walk
up many stairs, to the temple itself
on the top floor. Here we see
European tourists ready to leave.

I was up there: Top Floor.
Oh the art I saw
and could not 

You can read more about
the oldest Chinese Temple
in America  Here.

Though some Honolulu
temples might be older,
they were founded in the
Kingdom Of Hawaii,
NOT America. So I
concede the honorific
with respects
to each place:
My former longtime home
and my becoming
New One.

Thank YOU
           Fondly, cloudia


Filip Demuinck said...

Just love San Francisco. It was the first Chinatown I visited ever. About 30 years ago.


PerthDailyPhoto said...

San Francisco China Town Looks so vibrant Cloudia, lots of atmosphere in these images ✨

Mike said...

Interesting 寺庙.

Pat Tillett said...

Really nice photos! SF China Town is always interesting.

Anonymous said...

My backyard (plus a couple of miles)

Kay said...

I used to work just blocks from Chinatown in San Francisco...years ago. It's very nice to see it again. Thank you!

William Kendall said...

That is quite a mix of architecture!

Cloudia said...

Thanks friends