Sunday, 15 February 2015

CNY '15 - The Year of the Sheep

Following up leads for my current city research, today I stumbed into Chinatown, not only on Valentine's Day, but also during the opening salvos of Chinese New Year.

Incessant drumming from thr troupes, and ever-widening gyrations from the dragons, gave way to explosions of a multide of fire-crackers. Much to the consternation of us "anglos", and the sheer delight of them "Asians".

These photos I made during a wander through the World Square building (the old Anthony Hordern Department Store) which is a crucial site for my Brickfield Hill posts.


Jim said...

That's a good angle for that artwork.

Vagabonde said...

They are starting Chinese New Year early in Sydney – I guess they can’t wait. I like your shots of the lampoons – very bright and fun.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful colours on these- that shade of red particularly.

Julie said...

Jim, from the top of the stairs I reckon is a better shot, if you do lots of judicious sidesteps. I could not climb the stairs. If you are down that way, could you give it a try pls?

freefalling said...

I am 1/16 Chinese.
I am also a sheep.
Just sayin'.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Shapely art by the stairs. It is quite whimsical and appealing. And thsoe reds are so vibrant. I remember the days when I wandered Anthony Horderns when she was all decked out in Christmas mode.