The Magic of Lanterns at the Chinese Garden in Montreal (X-E1 & 35mm f1.4)

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The Magic of Lanterns at the Chinese Garden in Montreal (X-E1 & 35mm f1.4)
Nov 11, 2012

For its 20th anniversary, The Magic of Lanterns has chosen a rich and inspiring theme: the Feast of Peaches organized by Xi Wang Mu, Queen Mother of the West. The banquet, illustrated by a multitude of entrancing new lanterns, shows the Celestial Queen serving her guests the peaches of immortality – very special fruit that ripen only once every 3,000 years. Nearly 1,000 lanterns, produced in China from sketches made here in Montréal, will be casting their brilliant, colourful glow over the whole garden.

The use of decorative lanterns to brighten and illuminate Chinese festivities is said to date back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Today they are used mainly to mark the end of the New Year’s celebrations.

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