Driving my older son towards the station last Saturday, I had to stop as the road was blocked off. Suddenly I realised why. A lot of people of Asian descent live in our suburb and the main road was blocked off for a community Lunar New Year celebration. I drove home and collected my husband and younger son and we walked back in the early evening to enjoy the festivities.
It was a mild night with clouds gathering, producing a sky with beautiful pinks and greys. The first sight that met us was stunning translucent red paper lanterns. When we got closer we saw a large bell covered in hand written heart shaped wishes for the coming year. What a lovely idea. Unfortunately we missed the Chinese dragon procession which was held during the day.
The air was thick with cooking smoke as many stalls were set up to feed hungry celebrators. I wish I could have taken photographs of the many foods cooking but didn’t want to be too intrusive with my camera. It was very crowded but as we walked to the end of the food stalls, we came across a small carnival. Here I took lots of photos of the Zipper, if only I could play you the screaming that was coming from it!