a stage performance
little gifts to be thrown on a tree
gifts being thrown onto the tree
watching dumplings being made
there was a lot of food vendors out, wonderful smells
lots of food stalls...
...and people eating
taking a breather
bangers, drums and lanterns
Monkey, on a journey to the west?
no-one can resist the cute
the trick is to touch the dragon for luck, especially the pearl on the head
the dragons retinue
yeah, I have no idea what this is
watching the sea of people from warm confines
always crowded, little ones struggle to see
sea of people surrounding one of the dragons, they move from shop to shop to bring them luck and prosperity for the coming year
although it's always a tight squeeze with the crowds, it's good natured and fun
despite the rain it's still really popular
or alternately pose with the dragon for luck?
this guy was great fun "you must touch the dragon for luck! touch the pearl!"
the dragon entourage trying to keep the path clear to get the shops
the photographer is standing on a pillar, with a marshall telling him to get down, being totally ignored