This Lantern Festival is in a park near Maggie's apartment. First some daytime
Emperor Yan - the ancestor of Chinese people
This lantern represents Yun Nan province in south-west China
Elephants made from ceramic cups and bowls.
Tian an men. (A lantern replica - the real one is in Beijing.) Maggie and
I sat on the ground here until it got dark.
And then everything lit up and there were fireworks.
These are made out of thousands of little bottles each about an inch long
and full of colored water.
A scene is being acted out here. (The blurred characters in front are moving
on a track.)
Here are the elephants again.
A lotus fairy
Yan Nan province again at night.
and the Mercy Buddhas
Some closer views from the above lantern:
A Thousand Hands mercy buddha
Mercy buddha sitting in lotus stand
Mercy buddha riding a dragon
Signs of the Chinese Zodiac on a bridge.
Look out! Dinosaur attack!!!
Emperor Yan again
This is the lantern boat that we saw earlier while panda-boating.
This lantern is about a fairy who went to Earth and married a human. When
this was discovered she was punished and brought back to heaven and only
allowed to visit her husband on Earth once a year.
The king of the heavens
A butterfly fairy
Nine dragons wall