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Chinatown Gateway Arch

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 31 January 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The Gateway Arch (Dragon Gate) on Grant Avenue at Bush Street in Chinatown, San Francisco, California, is the only authentic Chinatown Gate in North America. Unlike similar structures which usually stand on wooden pillars, this iconic symbol conforms to Chinese gateway standards using stone from base to top and green-tiled roofs in addition to wood as basic building materials. The Gateway was designed by Clayton Lee, Melvin H. Lee and Joe Yee in 1970.

Photo captured August 20, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 34 mm

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

That is, indeed, a very fine gateway . . these districts, wherever they are, are always worth a camera visit for the sheer sense of Life !

31 Jan 2013 5:38am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful shot of this lovely gateway.

31 Jan 2013 6:50am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super vibrant street scene

31 Jan 2013 8:17am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful vista into Chinatown. Interesting information as well about standards for these gates.

31 Jan 2013 8:27am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful and interesting !

31 Jan 2013 10:17am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful shot .

31 Jan 2013 11:08am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I like it, not as garish and "in your face" as some of the gates in other cities, much more homely and authentic.

31 Jan 2013 11:09am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Ah, really cool - I never would've thought these gates had to conform to a certain building code to be authentic. Nice shot, Steven!

31 Jan 2013 11:53am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Much less garish than the elaborate one in Victoria B.C., I can tell you, and an excellent view through it into the hustle and bustle.

31 Jan 2013 3:07pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice shot of this bright and busy place. Spent a month in China a few years ago, and saw many, many gates much like this one.

31 Jan 2013 4:23pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

It is like a wonderful explosion of color and textures. Magnificent image, Steven.

31 Jan 2013 5:25pm

tataray from france, France

Magnifiques toutes ces couleurs, grande vie ici.)

31 Jan 2013 5:44pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great capture !

31 Jan 2013 5:53pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

What a beautiful street scene. The light and colors are lovely too.

31 Jan 2013 7:21pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Oh ! Je suis très heureuse de voir cette vue bien nette. J'ai la même prise par mon mari en 1990, une photo argentique. Les magasins ont changé et il n'y avait pas les bornes jaunes. Merci Steven !

31 Jan 2013 7:54pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Cool, really stunning place,, I would love to go food shopping there

31 Jan 2013 9:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful capture of that classic scene

31 Jan 2013 9:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful! You are making me want to go back to San Francisco!

31 Jan 2013 11:21pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful cultural gate inviting people into Chinatown; there is a similar arch like this in Philly's Chinatown - but not as authentic. Great street capture!

1 Feb 2013 12:49am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

San Francisco, so beautiful as in this photo which takes me to the time I spent 2 months there.

1 Feb 2013 4:13am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Well done touristy shot.

1 Feb 2013 4:30am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely shot, here in london they have something similar

1 Feb 2013 9:35am

franz from Baden, Austria

nicely framed, and no mistaking where we are here ... ;-)

1 Feb 2013 1:36pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

intéressant cadrage

1 Feb 2013 3:59pm

Florence from Paris, France

Ah. Chinatown in Frisco.

1 Feb 2013 6:38pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Ahh, the sights and smells are so inviting ... thanks for sharing the gate info.

3 Feb 2013 6:20am