Detail from a red door in the Chinatown neighborhood of Victoria, BC.

Chinatown in Victoria is a mix of old and new. At least, it looks that way. The red door in this photograph is a bit narrower than the standard with a letter slot and the number of the place. The brass door knob and lock show some age. They’ve seen people come and go over the years.

Even with strings of lights overhead and fresh concrete pavement below, the door stands as a testament to the years. Mostly red though worn. Wood showing through. But still strong enough to be there decades from now.

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James Smith