Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, The Year of the Wooden Horse. Here are a couple pics from Canada’s oldest Chinatown, plus a nice link to explore the history of my beautiful neighbourhood!

The 500-block of Fisgard Street and The Gate of Harmonious Interest, erected in 1981, are freshly adorned with new lanterns, some green, to mark the Year of the Wooden Horse.

The 500-block of Fisgard Street and The Gate of Harmonious Interest, erected in 1981, are freshly adorned with new lanterns, some green, to mark the Year of the Wooden Horse.

The second of two stone lions which stand on either side of the gate. These were donated by the city of Suzhou, Victoria's sister city in China.

The second of two stone lions which stand on either side of the gate. These were donated by the city of Suzhou, Victoria’s sister city in China.

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