Chinese Lanterns

Stock Photography By Dennis Kraft

Nothing captures the essence of China for me quite like Chinese lanterns. There is something magical about lit bridges and hallways during the Lantern Festival at the end of Chinese New Years, their colours and diverse shapes during the Autumn festival, or simply the friendly decorative warmth they give a narrow street on a dark night indicating an open restaurant with rich and tasty food. The Great Wall, Pandas, chopsticks are all nice but the soul of the country, for me seems to shimmer in th

Chinese Lantern 20
Chinese Lantern 20
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Chinese Lantern 21
Chinese Lantern 21
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Chinese Lantern 23
Chinese Lantern 23
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Chinese Lantern 26
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Chinese Lantern 22
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Chinese Lantern 08
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China Lantern 30
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China Lantern 28
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Chinese Lantern 27
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Chinese Lantern 14
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Chinese Lantern 02
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1. Chinese Lantern 20. These Chinese Lanterns were set out for the Autumn Moon Festival in Old Street in Suzhou Industrial Park. Lanterns are symbolic of good fortune and happiness and are usually red. This lantern is decorative. The Moon Festival celebrates the fall harvest on a day with a full moon in the eighth month. Usually in mid-September to early October.

2. Chinese Lantern 21. This intricate Chinese Lantern was set out for the Autumn Moon Festival in the Old Street District of Suzhou Industrial Park. It is a perfect example of how over the centuries, Chinese lanterns have becoming increasingly more complex and colourful. In night-life areas, intricate and colourful displays are often set up during festival times.

3. Chinese Lantern 23. This Chinese Lanterns was set out for the Lantern Festival in Old Street in Suzhou Industrial Park. The Lantern Festival is the final celebration of the Chinese New Year Festival. Lanterns are symbolic of good fortune and happiness and this one celebrates the year of the chicken. Over the centuries Chinese lanterns have becoming increasingly more complex and colourful. In night-life areas, intricate and colourful displays are often set up during festival times.

4. Chinese Lantern 26. These Chinese Lanterns were set out for the Lantern Festival in Old Street in Suzhou Industrial Park. Lanterns are symbolic of good fortune and happiness and are usually red. Over the centuries Chinese lanterns have becoming increasingly more complex and colourful. In night-life areas, intricate and colourful displays are often set up during festival times.

5. Chinese Lantern 22. These Chinese Lanterns were set out for the Lantern Festival in the Old Street district in Suzhou Industrial Park. Lanterns are symbolic of good fortune and happiness and are usually red. Over the centuries Chinese lanterns have becoming increasingly more complex and colourful. In night-life areas, intricate and colourful displays are often set up during festival times.

6. Chinese Lantern 08. This Chinese Lantern display was set up for the Lantern Festival that marks the end of the Chinese Spring Festival. Lanterns are symbolic of good fortune and happiness and are usually red. They started off relatively simple but over the centuries, Chinese lanterns have become more complicated and multi-coloured. These lanterns were displayed in Yu Yuan Gardens In Shanghai.

7. China Lantern 30. This beautiful Chinese Lantern display was set out for the Autumn Moon Festival on a traditional style Chinese bridge over a canal in the Old Street District of Suzhou Industrial Park. Lanterns are symbolic of good fortune and happiness and are usually red. Over the centuries Chinese lanterns have becoming increasingly more complex and colourful. In night-life areas, intricate and colourful displays are often set up during festival times.

8. China Lantern 28. This dragon Chinese Lantern was set out for the Autumn Moon Festival in the Old Street District of Suzhou Industrial Park. Lanterns are symbolic of good fortune and happiness and are usually red. Over the centuries Chinese lanterns have becoming increasingly more complex and colourful.Dragons are symbols for wisdom, good fortune and prosperity. In night-life areas, intricate and colourful displays are often set up during festival times.

9. Chinese Lantern 27. These Chinese Lanterns were set out for the Lantern Festival in Old Street in Suzhou Industrial Park. Lanterns are symbolic of good fortune and happiness and are usually red. Over the centuries Chinese lanterns have becoming increasingly more complex and colourful. In night-life areas, intricate and colourful displays are often set up during festival times.

10. Chinese Lantern 14. These Chinese Lanterns are decorative at a public restaurant area in the Jinli Pedestrian Walking street in Chengdu, China. Red lanterns are symbolic of good fortune and happiness and are often used to decorate restaurants.

11. Chinese Lantern 02. As I was wandering one evening near the Drum Tower, I passed this very large red lantern and saw an opportunity to capture a silhouette of a young girl.

 

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