This year there were some fairly substantial celebrations organised for Chinese New Year in London so today I headed off to Trafalgar Square to join a good few thousand people to enjoy traditional dragon dances and the “best of Chinese arts and entertainments“. I’m not sure if the latter statement was necessarily true but it was pretty good all the same!

The heart of China Town itself was teeming with various activities, firecrackers, tempting smells and of course the beautiful overhead lanterns. I wish I had stayed to see these at night, I’m sure they are even more beautiful.

Read more about China in London 2006. Happy Year of the Dog!

David avatar

4 responses

  1. I've only cropped and resized the images – no colour ajustment was done, they are as they came out basically.

  2. Alan avatar

    Wow, great color in those images. How much post processing did you have to do (if any)??

  3. Thanks for the translation Hoyoyo!!

    Gong Xi Fa Cai 😀

  4. hoyoyo avatar

    Aha, I can tell you the pronouciation on the third picture.
    From left to right, they are:
    “He Jia Huan Le”-wish happy to the whole family
    “Gong Xi Fa Cai”-wish you be wealthy soon
    “He Qi Sheng Cai”-be kind to others, be helpful to yourself


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