A Short Walk on Argyle St., April 29, 2018

Argyle St. is known as Chicago’s New Chinatown located in Uptown in the city’s far northside. It is the home of, not only of Chinese businesses but also Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian and Thai shops. I planned to have just an iPhone walk, taking pictures of the murals on the side streets but I ended up eating at the new Hon Kee restaurant and shopping at Viet Hoa for my Filipino groceries and then having dessert at La Patisserie.



Happy New Year of the Dog!


iPhone photos of the lions at yesterday’s Lunar New Year Parade on Argyle St. in Uptown. Argyle St. is home to many ethnic-Chinese Vietnamese businesses and the heart of the Vietnamese community in the city. The parade is smaller than the one in Chinatown but it’s not too crowded and you basically see the same features of the big parade in a smaller scale.

These are iPhone photos that I took before the parade began.