Monday, 5 March 2018

Chinatown, Lunar New Year

These two giant Dog Lanterns stand guard along the Dixon Street pedestrian mall, at the corner of Little Hay Street in Chinatown, in the inner city suburb of Haymarket. The 3.8 metre patterned sculptures were created by Fan Dongwang 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 Dog.


  1. Wonder if they're permanent Jim, would love to see them when I come over in April .

    1. The other lanterns around Circular Quay have been removed but these are still there so they could be hanging around for longer.

  2. Those lanterns are wonderful! I think the Year of the Dog got more press than usual for Lunar New Year over here. Everybody loves dogs it seems.

  3. Kind of reminds me of a plaster cat I bought on a trip to Mexico. - Margy


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