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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

CALIFORNIA TRIP: PART 3

Time for Part 3 of the trip...



















The commotion of China Town was exhilarating, and I loved talking to the sellers at the markets. What did we talk about? Mostly vegetables. Maybe it's the Chinese in me, but I didn't get bored with the conversation. I also loved the underwear hanging out to dry in the windows. Fabulous.











































































If we had access to a kitchen, you can bet I would have stuffed a bag full of vegetables and cooked them for dinner. If I were feeling especially daring, I would also bravely hang out my underwear. :)



















































The sounds of this man's instrument were beautiful. He graciously let me take his picture, so of course I went at it as if I were his personal paparazzi.

Although about a jillion items were for sale, we only came back with three (hilarious and adorable) things: two money pouches and one random keychain monkey ready to protect his banana at all costs. I couldn't part with one of them. She's sitting on the shelf above my desk, and I'm convinced she must be smiling at me.
























































































More to come! :)

11 comments:

Tamara @ Go Fish Style said...

fun!

Kyla said...

China Town is so bold and colorful! I love the items you came back with, the flamingo is so cute!

Sarah Carlson said...

love it! Such adorable souvenirs! I love how fantastically eclectic, unique, but totally cohesive China Town is!

Wren KW said...

Those key chains are so cute!! Unbelievable! I love the top sketch too. Simply lovely.

Wren

Jo said...

Haha... I was just thinking... Chinatown looks the same all over the world, except the Singapore one has a more local flavour. But I feel right at home just looking at your photos! Love the flamingo keychain!

Karena said...

Danie,
Thank you so much for visiting and leading me your way.

I love the adorable money pouches you found in Chinatown! It looks like you had such a great time!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena
2012 Artist Series featuring Harrison Howard

Danie at Pasadya said...

Tamara: Thanks!

Kyla: Totally agree. I just couldn't part with it! I love those little ribbon legs.

Sarah: Me too! There's so much going on, and I think it would've taken me about a year to get through if I had tried to go in every shop.

Wren: Aren't they? Thank you so much! I loved making it. :)

Jo: Haha, I'm sure! I need to go to the real China! I know I'm missing out. Thank you so much! Me too! It's actually pretty big (around six inches high including the legs), which makes me so happy.

Karena: I love your blog! It's hard to find places that feature so much original art, so I'm overly enthusiastic. :) I love them so much too...it was almost heartbreaking to give the others away. It was fantastic! Thank you so much!

Rosa said...

LOVE the photo of the man and his instrument!!!

I haven't been to San Fran in ages and you've made me realize I need to get back there soon!

Danie at Pasadya said...

Rosa: He was SO incredibly nice. I wish you could have heard it in person! Come to Texas first, please? ;)

marble floor border said...

I really like last 3 China town souvenirs. I have been to China town in Singapore which is much different. xo
~ Herman Swan

Danie at Pasadya said...

Me too, Herman. :) Oh gosh, I'm sure China Town in Singapore is amazing!! Thanks so much for dropping by!

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