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It's Lantern Festival Time!



Small Bit Of Water
  Earlier this year I went to the Parade of Lost Souls and I was very impressed with the show put on for free.  I've known about the Secret Lantern Winter Solstice Lantern Festival for a while, but it's another event I've never been to.  This year, I went.

Floating Lights
There are four different locations for the lantern festival.  We picked the Strathcona/Chinatown tour which ends at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden.  We picked up the parade on route but it wasn't particularly large or well lit.  Us with our two $5 lanterns were some of the biggest lanterns there.  The parade ended at the Garden which was completely transformed.

Helen Outside Maple HallBlurry Small Pond

In general the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden isn't open to the public at night.  This night of the year it is open and lit and admission by donation - an excellent combination.

Helen With RhodoTing With Red BallHelen With Tree Lit
 
Light With West HotelSalmon On BridgeHelen On Bridge

We wandered around the garden for two plus hours and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! 

Lights In TreeLit Trees With Fancy FloorHelen A Little Blurry
 
Visiting Courtenay

Foggy Snow Covered Trees Around Christmas, Helen and I usually go up to Courtenay to visit family and get in some skiing.   This year was no different.  I don't usually take many photos, but I did snap a few. 


Trumpter Swans On With Foggy Hills My mother likes the swans that migrate (and sometimes reside) in this part of the world.   There are some fantastic photos of swans and the Comox Glacier and these aren't them.  That said, they are the best I've done so far.

Trumpter Swans On Frost Field



Ting With Red Ball
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Lights In Tree
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Small Bit Of Water
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Helen On Bridge
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Helen With Rhodo
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Floating Lights
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Trumpter Swans On With Foggy Hills
Species: Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan)
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Helen With Tree Lit
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Salmon On Bridge
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Trumpter Swans On Frost Field
Species: Cygnus buccinator (Trumpeter Swan)
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Lit Trees With Fancy Floor
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Helen Outside Maple Hall
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Blurry Small Pond
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Foggy Snow Covered Trees
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Light With West Hotel
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Helen A Little Blurry
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