Monday, 22 February 2010

CNY - Year of the Tiger


According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2010 is the Year of the Tiger. The Tiger is the third sign in the cycle, and it is a sign of bravery. The Tiger is a natural leader and loves to be the centre of attention. As a rebel it goes up against authority and speaks out about wrongs in society.


Chinese immigrants began arriving into Sydney during the 1860s goldrush, and by 1861 there were 38,300 Chinese males in Australia and eleven Chinese females.

After the gold rush period, during the second half of the nineteenth century, many of the Chinese miners went into business in local towns and gradually many were able to save enough money to sponsor their wife and children out from China. In the 21st century, the Chinese community is an essential and vibrant element within the wider Australian society, especially in Sydney where, although there is a "Chinatown" down in the Haymarket, ethnic Chinese have settled in all suburbs.


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25 comments:

Bergson said...

beautiful report !!
so colored

Rob and Mandy said...

Well, happy new year, Julie! Beautiful shots

Mirela said...

Fantastic shots Julie! I love the colors...

TheChieftess said...

The child's photo on top and the two candid portraits in the middle are absolutely fabulous!!! All your photos captured the spirit of the event wonderfully...interesting information as well...

Mrs. Lovely said...

Beautiful!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Wow Julie, these are great pictures. You have a really good eye!

Thanks for sharing your City

Happy New Year!

jj

Joan Elizabeth said...

I also liked the child at #2 ... says something on the wonder of the movement and scenery around him. The whole collage captures the vibrancy of the event, reminds me of when I lived in Chinatown ... it's a lively place.

Davine said...

Aren't the colours of CNY wonderful. I also love the child in #2. There is nothing so beautiful as a child face in amazement.

Marla said...

Beautiful pictures! One of our girls just went to China to celebrate the New Year. She said it was amazing!

Shelle said...

gorgeous colours...something i've never seen Chinese New Year...the crowds here in NY are crazy and it's too much with our crew.

toledonative said...

Amazing photos! I love all the bold reds and the portraits. Great work!

Ann said...

Great shots! Looks like you managed a front row spot.

Most of my hospital shots were taken when I went back for tests although I did take one or two in emergency - you can't waste a cute ambo :)

J Bar said...

Brilliant photos Julie. You were quick off the mark getting them posted too.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Julie said...

The speed was a massive challenge, Jim. I had another post ready to roll just in case, but I have bumped that until tomorrow. Covering the CNY parade is time sensitive, however. I took all the portraits as I wandered around during the setup, and then just needed some colour and movement shots to round it out. Ann, I was just under the monorail before Park St swings into George St at the Towh Hall. Pretty much the start. The pace was not particularly speedy, though. The crowd was very patient and there for the long haul.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Beautiful, especially the light-filled dragon - and the darling little "tigers"!

Gong Xi Fa Cai!
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Julie said...

Indeed, Gong Xi Fa Cai or Gong Hey Fat Choy!!

brainella said...

You capture color in such a vibrant way. I love your perspective.

Jen said...

lovely colors!! nice share, thank you, I am a rat! :)

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Tulsa has a number of Asian folks but located in no particular part of town. Your photos are marvelous (as usual) but my favorite is od the kid i8n tiger suits. Very charming.

Prairiemaid said...

Wow, two Okies in a row.

I love all the pictures, especially the one of the kids in their tiger outfits.

Have a great week.

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful posting!
Thanks for sharing!

Happy 'Sunday in My City' greetings from Cairo!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Janet said...

Absolutely lovely! I was born in the year of the Tiger, so hoping its going to be a great one for all!!
Thanks for sharing these bright, happy photographs! :)

Olivier said...

superbe reportage sur le nouvel an chinois, j'adore ces lumières, c'est vraiment une belle fete

Sonya said...

WOW what beautiful and vibrant photos!!! just fantastic!

Unknown Mami said...

Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous!


Gung Hay Fat Choy!