Category Archives: North America

Kensington——colorful graffiti art painted on the walls and the female nude models hung on houses


Kingston Market is rather famous in Toronto. This had been the earliest richer suburb in Toronto, it wasn’t until the 1880s that Kingston was turned into the concentration of people belonging to different classes. From that time, the English emigrants chosen British names for here’s streets and alleys, including Kingston Market.

The beginning of the 20th century, those early the English colonists, once flush, began moving to a more spacious new residence, But Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe started to move in here. Different from the mainstream store sales, they began to follow their traditional, running their stalls in the front and at the back of their house. From the 1920s to the 1950s, eighty per cent of Jewish in Toronto clustered in Kingston Market.

Meanwhile Kingston Market began to be very avantgarde, which has been proved by the female nude models hung on houses.

The street of Kingston Market is not long, it is basically a Z-shaped block, shops, coffee shops, greengrocers, fish store, butcher shop one by one, murals filled the streets, a color grassy car still parked at street junctions, I estimate it won’t drive through the red light.

It is said that there are too many east Europeans here, once again meet by chance, the young couple has distinctive and attractive temperament, I’m absolutely confident that they must have come from Eastern European States.

I walk around in the streets, photographing, I go into a corner store. After one hour, I notice there are more people on the streets.

Colorful walls, colorful pumpkins, people of all races

A fantastic love story on the wall.

Their love story in the street.

A picture of the multiracial street life in Toronto.

The electric theatre has opened so early.

The devil stands at a store doorway, a timid person must be scared off.

The singer’s exaggerated facial expressions and her great hand.

Colorful graffiti art painted on the walls is very exciting.

Toronto mayor is on film, it is said that he is a strong character.

Slanting pumpkins

It is a copy of Mouth of Truth.

At the corner of Kingston.

Leaving the nostalgic place, I will pass into Toronto in no time.

The narrow streets, charming Victorian houses, full of graffiti-covered walls, the image I hold in my mind, I always have a feeling that I have a look around Nanluogu Alley in Beijing.

New York: real scene shooting the most luxurious and flourishing Fifth Avenue

New York’s Fifth Avenue is one of the top 5th luxury pilgrimage destinations in the world. Fifth Avenue ranks first, followed by Paris’ Champs-Elysees, London’s Oxford Street, Sydney’s Pitt Street and Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay. Fifth Avenue is considered to be the first shopping paradise. Fifth Avenue with a long history is famous for fashionable element and showily atmospheric unifies, Fifth Avenue almost have the top brand-name stores in all the countries in the world.

Walking in the 5th street, to tell the truth, I feel a little bit like walking along Shanghai’s Nanjing Road, certainly, the avenue is more prosperous and more luxurious than Nanjing Road. AS far as I know, there are several characteristics in Fifth Avenue:

First, the perfect fusion of the ancient and the modern, all of these buildings along the street are basically many century-old buildings, but under the weathered roof, one by one distinctive stores give you the sign of modern fashion from time to time.

Second, although brands are everywhere, but top brands live in amity with popular brands, it embodies the egalitarian spirit of the States, such popular brands as Uniqlo also can attract customers at ease and leisure beside Dior, Louisvuitton, Chanel, Prada, you do your thing, and I do my thing.

Third, it is really the world’s the highest standard of shopping paradise: the top brands, the most high-end department stores, the latest styles, the widest goods, of course, there is the most expensive price and the best service.

Fourth, the fashionable Fifth Avenue is also retained many historic sites. Rickshaws, street hawkers, even churchs are retained  naturally, let us experience the century-old street’s glorious past.

For those visitors like us who don’t feel like going shopping, shooting street scenes of Fifth Avenue is also a kind of enjoyment, the bustling tourists, the bejewelled celebrities, the beautiful star actors, the multi-millionaire merchants, there are different kinds of celebrities in the world, maybe, you can meet them in the street, in addition, bronze statue of Atlas, St.Patrick Cathedral, Rockefeller Center can help us to further learn about the unique charm of the most famous avenues in the world.

At the crossroads of 47th Street, the famous Broadway is just ahead, then turn right, This is the famous Times Plaza.

St.Patrick Cathedral

bronze statue of Atlas

Rockefeller Center

A platoon of American soldiers pass me in the street.

The only street vendor for selling food is approved by government, close to Fifth Avenue. Because the stall-holder is a disabled veteran who has offered outstanding military services.

San Francisco: climb Lombard Street and out of breath

San Francisco is a city perched on hilltops, all the roads leading to the city are always up and down, like mountain road. Lombard Street is the most important representatives of streets in San Francisco, which is known as the most crooked in the world.

In sum, there are three unique features in Lombard Street:

First, walking is just like climbing mountains. Lombard Street road slope reach above 40 degrees, although only 300~400 metres long, but people walk the whole way from low to high, they stop several times to rest in the middle, everyone seem to climb a mountain, out of breath.

Second, driving like a exam. Lombard Street length is less than 400 metres, but there are eight hairpin turns, and every turn is basically 90 degrees, plus a slope greater than 40 degrees, many bad drivers don’t dare to drive forever.

Third, Lombard Street like a garden. There are many flower-beds filled with roses along the winding driveway, the residents living on both sides of the lane also plant trees and flowers before their own nice houses, Lombard Street is a mass of blossom, driving seem to hover among the living flowers in Lombard Street.