Thursday, September 07, 2006

Lanterns

Labour Day was quite possibly one of the longest days of my life. My friend Emily and I started the day off at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), and finished off at the Chinese Lantern Festival. I must have walked thousands of steps that day. At some point during the day, we paused for a much needed rest. The problem was when I stood up. My feet felt like they were on fire!! We survived though...in no small part due to the double order of fries, Philly Cheesesteak, and funnel cake we consumed, I'm sure!

We headed over to the Lantern Festival at Ontario Place as soon as it got dark, and it was well worth it. These lanterns were spectacular. The 30 lanterns were created by over 80 Chinese master craftsmen, who have been here in Toronto for most of the year working. Some of them were 50 feet tall, and 300 feet long. Sometimes I'm really proud to be Asian, and this was definitely one of those times.

Here's some pics...but of course, they don't do the lanterns any justice at all.

4 comments:

EM said...

Those are just beautiful!!! Wish we had something like that over here on the West Coast...

We DO have a lantern festival, but it's one where the community participates and everyone makes their own lanterns and shows them off at the park.

Buffy said...

I love Chinese Lanterns.

It's like Christmas. Only not.

lesleyc said...

Sounds like a long, fun day. :)

The lanterns must have been gorgeous in person!

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