Today, I had a chance to visit Pien Hou Temple in Houston. Something people don’t realize about this Texas city is that there are not one, but two Chinatowns. The old one was set up when people first moved here with the expansion west and has a lot of history… history which is dying due to a mix of gentrification and a movement toward the “New Chinatown” in the Bellaire district far, far west of downtown.
As one commentator noted, it’s hard to tell how long this temple will stick around. Check out his photos of the temple for different takes on this place. It’s a beautiful spot… and as always: click on the photo for more… I updated a lot of photos to Flickr today.