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Mid Autumn Festival in Singapore
Lens: M 28mm f/2.8 Camera: K-X Photo Location: Clark Quay Singapore ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/25s Aperture: F3.2 
Posted By: maverickh, 09-12-2010, 01:46 AM

This is the time for the Mid-Autumn Mooncake celebration ( falls on 21 Sept 2010 ) in the chinese speaking world. The photos are from Clark Quay area, Singapore. The lanterns are of cultural, mystical, zodiac and historical figures.


#1 This lantern depicts figures from the Chinese Classic - water Margin ( Outlaws of the Marshes )

#2 From another Chinese Classic - Journey to the West . The tale tells of a monk's ( real life historical figure from the Tang Dynasty ) ardous journey from China to India to bring back a sacred Buddhist Scripture . given the difficult journey, he is aided by several diciples ( fictional figures )with mystical powers. In this scene, they are aided by a giant turtle which helps them to cross the ocean, and to search for the Goddess of Mercy.

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#3 Historic figures during the period of the Warring States as depicted in another Chinese Classic literature - Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Those from the US will come across them if they have watched the movie " RED CLIFF " , directed by John Woo .

#4 The lantern depicting carps attempting to jump over dragon's gate. Thanks for viewing .

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These are fascinating and not like anything I've seen before. Great color, great pics.

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I agree wonderful color, thank you for sharing these festival pictures. Makes me want to head over and see one.

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Absolutely magnificent lanterns, great shots too, thanks for sharing!
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Nice images bro.
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Very nice, thanks for sharing.
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Thanks to all .


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