Chinatown Has Changed... And It's Only Been A Year

I recently walked around Chinatown with a good Pentaxian friend of mine Jack Simpson. While I enjoy walking on my own at times, it's nice to have a friend along to talk to. I learned a bit about the old Chinatown days while we walked and explored together and it's really interesting to hear about the changes that have happened since the days of long ago.

Jack as himself. :)

Jack as himself. :)

But... I didn't have to wait too long to see a change for myself. We came up to a place that I usually used as my "going back" point. Once I made my rounds and walked to this area, I usually started my walk back towards the station to head back home (photographing along the way of course). This time, I saw this place and it was... for lease.

I pulled this image from one of my blog posts I made in 2013. Lok's Produce is an iconic store on Gore and East Georgia. http://jonathandesmond.blogspot.ca/2014/02/an-update-on-2013-chinatown-project.html

I pulled this image from one of my blog posts I made in 2013. Lok's Produce is an iconic store on Gore and East Georgia.

http://jonathandesmond.blogspot.ca/2014/02/an-update-on-2013-chinatown-project.html

Roughly a little over a year later (I was on a bit of a hiatus for a while), this is what I saw:

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In this day and age, change is inevitable but it is still a bit surprising to see. Seeing this for myself no doubt has encouraged me to continue on this project and document what I can. 

Below is more of Chinatown that I hope to put together into another book for not only myself but, hopefully, future generations. For now, a few photographs: