THE DRAGON'S COMING
A crew of 20 Chinese artisans
arrived one month before the opening
of the Lantern Festival,
to build, construct and assemble
26 larger-than-life traditional
Chinese lantern scenes through
Missouri Botanical Garden
(opening May 26.)
Giant lanterns and displays are being assembled on-site,
from miles of welded steel and silk,
and some unusual traditional Chinese materials . . .
like the 200-foot dragon
made from porcelain tea cups, saucers,
plates and bowls . . . hand tied and knotted with string.
And to think each giant display will be illuminated
from within at dusk each day.