The Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown, New York were celebrated with the traditional drums, lion dancers, and dragon dancers. This year in the Chinese zodiac is the year of the ram, or of the sheep, or of the … Continue reading
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Recently I stopped in the Buddhist Temple that occupies a storefront on Mott Street in Chinatown, hard by the cheap restaurants and souvenir stands. I have been photographing images of the Buddha in different contexts but was surprised that I … Continue reading
Firecrackers and fireworks are illegal in New York City, but back when I took these pictures the Chinese people had an exemption for the Lunar New Year, I believe on religious grounds. The lion dances shown here made earplugs absolutely … Continue reading