Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Pic Today 5/2/12








THE DRAGON'S COMING

It's getting closer.

And so are 25 other larger-than-life
traditional Chinese creatures, and masks,
and incredible, colorful lantern scenes.

The Lantern Festival is coming to
Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis,
May 26 - August 19.

Lantern festivals have a long tradition in China,
but this Lantern Festival will be the first
of its kind in the United States.

A Chinese construction team of artisans, welders,
silk tailors and lantern makers will spend
one month constructing 26 giant lantern scenes
throughout the garden,
crafted of miles of steel and silk.

Each display will add a riot of color at day,
and will be lit each evening at sunset.

(More photos of the artisans at work
on tomorrow's blog, including a 100-foot
dragon made of tea cups, saucers and string!)



7 comments:

  1. Woow! Nice shots!
    In chinese horoscope I'm dragon:)
    xx Ilka

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  2. Hi Rick,
    The first pic is amazing! I love oriental culture. Here in my town we have many Japanese people, but we aren't Chinese people.
    Enjoy the day.
    xoxo

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  3. The Lantern Festival seem so great.
    Beautiful photos of it.
    Wish you a great festival!!!
    Hilda

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  4. Love that emerging Dragon! What a fun festival, I would love to see it myself.

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  5. You did a delightful sequence of beautiful photos! That hard work and neat!
    great.

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