Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winter Light Show: Lumination

Gilroy Gardens, California

Red and Gold Dragon Illuminated Sculpture

Lumination: Chinese Culture Celebrated in a Whole New Light. A breathtaking if chilly lighted outdoor exhibition. These photos honor Chinese New Year (Rooster), January 28, 2017.

Gold, Red, and Pink Giant Illuminated Drum Sculptures

Sculpture of Traditional Chinese Drums. All made with fabric, paint, wire, and careful lighting from within.

Large Circle of Hanging Red Lanterns

Lanterns above the Walkway of Prosperity. Red is the traditional Chinese color of good luck and prosperity.

Colorful Chinese Lion Balancing on Ball, with other toys. Illuminated Sculpture.

Lions are not native to China, but are celebrated for their bravery and playfulness.

Illuminated Sculpture Tree of White and Pink Peaches

From the loveliest winter peach tree orchard imaginable. Peaches have been cultivated in China for many centuries.

Porcelain Dragon Sculpture under Palm trees with Colorful Illumination

180-foot Dragon made of 60,000 porcelain plates, cups, and spoons. The Celestial Dragon is a favorite Chinese power animal. 

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