Thursday, 2 February 2012

The sign of the Dragon


This week ushered in the Chinese New Year,with 2012 being the Year of the Dragon. The other signs of the Chinese astrology charts are: Rat, Ox, Tiger,Rabbit, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Next year is the Year of the Snake.

This is my contribution to the Signs Signs community.

13 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Julie, with the one-way signs. I love this post.
K

AL said...

Hope the guys with the tail caught up with the rest of the dragon! They must have been so hot inside those costumes...UGH!

Ann said...

You had a good view, where were you? I was outside Woolies just before they turned onto George St. Had a great view but only the 50mm lens so I could hand hold in low light. Frustrating because I couldn't zoom in or out. Will put mine up next week.

RedPat said...

Perfect signs post!

Joe said...

I like Chinese New Year. It is always celebrated with such vigour and colour. Not sure what animal applies to me. Hope it is the Dragon or the Tiger.

Julie said...

Ann: I was in front of the Star Hotel, cnr Goulbourne and Sussex. May not bother again next year. It is a long wait for dark to descend! But I did get some good shots. Just not sure what to do with them! Cannot imagine how they might translate into B&W ...

Joan Elizabeth said...

Don't get much of CNY up here but when we lived in Haymarket and Crows Nest there was plenty. They also have celebrations at work but it was one of my work from home days this year, The dragons at the bottom look very personable.

Ebie said...

I love the colors, the jewels and every decor. It is so festive!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The Chinese New Year celebrations are always so vibrant and energetic, you've caught that all perfectly Julie.. So what Chinese sign are you, apparently I'm a Tiger (wasn't there a song with that title waaaaay back then!!)

Lesley said...

This looks much more fun, really, than our new year symbols of fireworks and champagne flutes!

NixBlog said...

Great shots!

Jim said...

Marvellous shots. I saw some of the animal and dragon floats driving down Southern Cross Drive on their way to the city that afternoon.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Wonderful! I especially love the little girl as she looks into the camera!