Monday 15 February 2016

Pitt Street Mall, Lunar Lanterns, Rooster and Rat

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. These Rooster and Rat lanterns are located in the Pitt Street pedestrian mall. Roosters with their bright vibrant colours perfectly represent their independent and quick-witted nature. Rats are quick-witted, resourceful and ready to take advantage of every opportunity.


  1. The size of these two really comes across well in these shots, Jim.

  2. Yes, it is "the year of the Monkey" which we were introduced to in Tai Chi. Adore these statues, Jim...:)JP

  3. We have similar displays along the Yarra Jim. Discovered I was born in the year of the Snake. Not sure if should be pleased.

    1. I'd like to see the Melbourne ones Joe. I was born in the year of the Horse.

  4. Hi Jim,

    What a fun project. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  5. It seems there are lots of lanterns displayed during chinese new year, this is the third post that I saw a similar one, I think I will enjoy the street that display such thing, that makes the street interesting and colorful

  6. Those are so cute. It would certainly make me smile to see these around town.

  7. Such wonderful Chinese lanterns Jim.
    We've got red lanterns in the trees all through Auckland too!

  8. Those are so colorful and detailed! Thanks for sharing.


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