welcome to Fan Tan Alley
where old world meets new …
even the bins look better here!
intrigued by this door …
time for class
intrigued by this door
For more pictures from Canada’s oldest Chinatown, see my previous post
On a recent trip to London, my parents visited a pub once frequented by Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and many more. “Famous through four centuries,” Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese looks like it’s worth a visit across the pond all on its own.
Many thanks to my father for taking and sharing these fantastic shots!
Rebuilt in 1667 – how many places can say that!
Spent a quiet morning in the reading room at the Queen Elizabeth II Library at Memorial University and a gorgeous afternoon chatting food and walking the trails at the Botanical Garden. Finished the day with a bookstore visit, coffee and Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking.
Grow old along with me the best is yet to be …
Seeking respite beyond the kitchen door these days as I have recently returned to restaurant work after a long hiatus. I had forgotten just how hot commercial kitchens run and the incredible ability of our bodies to keep going and going and going well past the point of exhaustion.
Despite the long hours and close quarters, I love the energy and rhythm that restaurant work demands and inspires. I do, however, find myself missing sunshine and sea breezes. Each time I pass between the kitchen and the dining room I find myself imagining that I am stepping out onto a front porch, patio or dockside walkway.
This is Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria, British Columbia. See you on the other side of the kitchen door…