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The Lantern Festival at the Chinese Garden, October 1998


(Click on the pictures to obtain larger images, which take longer to download.) Photographs George P. Landow. Images may be used without written permission for any educational purpose. Any commercial or other use requires prior written permission.)


Right and left: the lanterns with main pagoda behind before and after darkness fell -- the view one encounters after walking down the quarter-mile path from the Chinese Garden MRT station and crossing a small bridge into the Gardens. If you look carefully at the right-hand photograph, you'll can see the lights outlining the pagoda. In the center: paper lotuses and birds float in the main lagoon.

Right and left: two views of the main lagoon small bridge into the Gardens. Center: paper flamingos in the courtyard of one of the smaller buildings.

Right: Illuminated paper tigers in their corral. Middle: a scene from the large tent with scenes and some more traditional lanterns -- a flying paper tiger, wings and all, about to pounce on GPL. (photo: Ruth M. Landow). Left: the lagoon at early dusk with the large pagoda in the background. Below we have a view from approximately the same location after darkness arrived.

After darkness falls (around 7:30 PM): Three views of the illuminated birds and lotus flowers on the main pond. These are the most beautiful images from the festival -- make sure you look at the larger images!


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