Thursday, 18 February 2016

Druitt Street, Lunar Lanterns, Tiger

Lunar Lanterns were 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. This giant Tiger lantern is located on the southern forecourt of the Queen Victoria Building, near Druitt Street. It was created by artist Hu Ming who was born in China and now lives in Sydney. The word for word translation of the four Chinese Characters on the image are: 四 – Four / 季 – Seasons / 平 – Peaceful / 安 – Safe, however, the translation and meaning of the whole phrase is "Always at peace. Always be safe". Tigers are brave, competitive, unpredictable and self-confident.


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