Saturday Snapshots #81

ChineseLanterns

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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  1. says

    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.