Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chinatown, Mott Street at Mosco Street

Mary Sargent © 2009 ………………… .. click to enlarge

The Transfiguration Church was built in 1801 and has been a church for immigrants, first Irish, then Italians and finally Chinese until now it is the largest Chinese Catholic church in the country. Services are conducted in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. This New York Times story from 2007 has some background.

Do you notice those two little blemishes by the tops of the windows? By magnifying the photo I was able to see that they are strung on a wire that's running across the street. One looks like a tiny sock. I didn't notice them at the time. Just something I thought you should know.

See map.

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