Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Sydney Opera House, Lunar Lanterns, Rooster

Lunar Lanterns have been installed around Circular Quay to celebrate the Chinese New Year Festival. In the Chinese zodiac, every year is symbolised by an animal and this year is the Year of the Rooster. The forecourt of the Sydney Opera House features these lanterns of two roosters engaged in a dancing fight, symbolising their strength and courage in opposing the adversity of the coming year. These eight metre tall sculptures with vibrant colours featured throughout their feathers were created by amigo and amigo, co-founded by Simone Chua and Renzo B. Larriviere. The Zodiac symbol of the Rooster is honest, energetic and intelligent. The flamboyant Rooster is confident and is not afraid of hard work.


  1. I imagine they look even more spectacular at night.

  2. Gorgeous sculptures ~ wonderful colors and great shots ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Week ~ ^_^

  3. Happy Year of the Rooster! They are very colorful sculptures!

  4. wow those are so very very cool so colourful.

  5. I'm still to see the Rooster as we only had time to see the other side of the cove.

  6. this is the second post I have seen featuring this display. it look so very neat. i would have loved to see it in person.

  7. How wonderful!
    When I lived in Vancouver, I always heard about Chinese New Year. It's a major occasion there. Although I never participated, I enjoyed being a spectator during the festivities.
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel


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