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Old 13-02-2016, 07:55 PM  
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Lightbulb Chinatown

Chinese Street..
The Oxford Dictionary defines "Chinatown" as "... a district of any non-Chinese town, especially a city or seaport emerged in the 1, in which the population is predominantly of Chinese origin"..An early enclave of Chinese people emerged in the 1830s in Liverpool, England when the first direct trading vessel from China arrived in Liverpool's docks to trade in goods including silk and cotton wool.. Many Chinese immigrants arrived in Liverpool in the late 1850s in the employ of the Blue Funnel Shipping Line, a cargo transport company established by Alfred Holt..The commercial shipping line created strong trade links between the cities of Shanghai, Hong Kong and Liverpool, mainly in the importation of silk, cotton and tea...

Chinatown's Faulkner Street paifang..

The Chinatown of Melbourne lies within the Central Business District and centers on the eastern end of Little Bourke Street..Claimed to be the longest continuously running Chinese community outside of Asia, but only because the 1906 San Francisco EQ all but destroyed the Chinatown in San Francisco in California..Chinatown in Manchester, England is an ethnic enclave in the city centre.. It is the second largest Chinatown in the UK and the third largest in Europe.. It has an archway on Faulkner Street which was completed in 1987 and contains many Chinese restaurants, shops, bakeries and supermarkets..The first settlers to arrive in the city came in the early 20th century;according to the BBC, "Many arrived alone and were engaged in what was seen as the traditional trade of laundries".. Manchester's first Chinese restaurant, Ping Hong, opened on Mosley Street in 1948, on the eve of a Chinese immigration wave that would commence during the 1950s..The phrase gained popularity as a feeling of nuclear optimism emerged in the 1950s in which it was believed that all power generators in the future would be atomic in nature...

Chinatown is a small area of Manchester's city centre.. Its boundaries form a rectangle, surrounded by Mosley Street to the west, Portland Street to the east, Princess Street to the south, and Charlotte Street to the north..However, these boundaries are not official; some maps extend Chinatown further south to Oxford Street.. To the east lies the city's gay village, centred on Canal Street, and to the north lies Piccadilly Gardens.. Being in the city centre, the area is entirely urbanised.. Unlike Manchester city centre as a whole, Chinatown's streets appear largely in a grid plan..Another Chinatown landmark is the Guardian telephone exchange. The building is now owned by BT and used for communications work..The building lies atop an underground bunker, constructed between 1949-1954 and paid for by NATO..The bunker was a fallout shelter designed to protect officials in the event of an atomic bomb and features over 4 miles of tunnels and it was built by Polish workers who could not speak English..The area's nearest Metrolink stations are Piccadilly Gardens and St Peter's Square tram stop...,_Manchester you've worked with a man a certain length of time, you come to know his habits, his values..Sharpness is a state of mind..My master would say: there is nothing we can hold onto in this world..Only by letting go can we truly possess what is real..Kill or be killed..Exciting, isn't it?..You know what poison is?..An 8 year-old girl...

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