Saturday Snapshots #81

by Jeanne on March 13, 2010

in London Life, Photography, Saturday Snapshots

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The sky beneath my feet – London, Chinatown

Chinese New Year, or lunar new year, is celebrated on the first day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar and ends on the 15th of that month with the Lantern Festival.  On this day, candles are lit inside houses to guide wayward spirits home, and families walk the streets carrying colourful lighted lanterns.  London’s large Chinese population centre their celebrations on Chinatown, where the streets are strung with colourful red lanterns for the duration of the festival.  These ones were perfectly reflected in a puddle among the cobblestones.

This is part of a series of non-food photographs that will be published every Saturday on CookSister. All photographs previously featured may be viewed on my Saturday Snapshot archive pages. Many photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as high-quality greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store. They make gifts, for friends or for yourself!

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Anna March 14, 2010 at 6:17 am

That’s a beautiful shot! I’m going to have to start looking down from now on :D


Kit March 14, 2010 at 8:59 am

Such a stunning shot! I love how the lanterns are as sharp as can be and the cobblestones all blurry like grey clouds.


Manggy March 14, 2010 at 1:13 pm

It took me a while before I could figure out how this shot was composed. Very creative and very well done. Amazing how in-focus the lanterns appear – like they exist far below the surface of the puddle.


nina March 14, 2010 at 2:04 pm

You definitely have an eye to capture that shot just at the right time!!!


Chris March 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Wow! I could stare at that shot all day! Simply stunning. ;)


Rosemary March 23, 2010 at 10:43 am

I can say nothing other than “Stunning”!


Mowie @ Mowielicious March 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm

Simply stunning Jeanne!


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