Saturday, 13 February 2016

Chinatown, Lunar Lanterns, Snake

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around the city to celebrate the 20th anniversary of City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Monkey. The Snake lantern is located in the Thomas Street pedestrian mall near Ultimo Road in Chinatown, in Haymarket. The lantern was designed by Alex Sommer and Brad Clark, inspired by the ancient art of Chinese basket making and reminiscent of a snake charmer's basket. Snake are private, wise and intuitive.


  1. While I am definitely NOT a fan of reptiles, I do appreciate this artistic creation! Happy weekend Jim

  2. Jim! That definitely looks like a Valentine's Day snake to me - the coils are just like a heart! :) ♥ What a work of art! Here via Sundays in my City.

  3. First thing I saw was a giant soft pretzel...didn't even realize it was a snake at first. Just goes to show how different things can look to different people!

    1. That's funny. I didn't see that but I certainly do now.

  4. That's pretty ornate, but I must say I recoil when I see those coils!


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