Saturday, 13 February 2016

Lunar New Year in Sydney

Happy Lunar New Year and welcome to the cheeky year of the Monkey (that's me!)

Sydney has put on another fabulous display for the Lunar NY.
We missed the night markets and parade, but I did get a chance to find half of the lunar lanterns that line the city streets and malls during the week.

The Queen Victoria Building once again, made a striking lantern feature in their centre dome.

Martin Place hosted the horse and ox lanterns as well as a noodle market.

Jiahua Qian (2016) inspired by the chariots found with the Terracotta Warriors

Tianli Zu (2016) comprises over 700 illuminated mahjong tiles

The Rooster and Rat adorned one entrance of the Pitt St Mall.

At the other was this little happy piggy!

Brad Clark & Alex Sommer (2016)

The Four Season Peace Tiger graces the square outside the QVB.

Hu Ming (2016) "Always at Peace. Always be safe."
Four Seasons Peaceful & Safe

The following day I spotted the monkey lantern outside the Opera House as I went by on the ferry - which explains why the photo quality is not as good.

Mixing traditions and cultures, Tan's monkeys reference the three wise monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil. They sit on top of a pencil, that spells out 'Sydney' in Chinese characters.
Laurens Tan (2016)
This post is part of Saturday Snapshot.


  1. Great shots! Very colorful, and what a great celebration. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Wow those lanterns are absolutely stunning!

  3. Those lanterns are amazing. Portland doesn't really do a big thing about Chinese New Year, which is kind of a shame!

    1. Whereas Sydbey loves to celebrate everything going around!!!

  4. I've clearly missed quite a few of your Four Seasons posts. I love this one particularly the first photo of the red lanterns in the QVB.

    1. That's okay Louise - I've clearly been missing in action from Four Seasons lately as well!

      The QVB always does such a wonderful job with their displays :-)


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