Happy (Lunar) New Year!
Happy (Lunar) New Year!
By: jbhthescots@mac.com, Categories: Words & Images, 2 comments



It only seems a month since celebrating the New Year.  And just as our livers start to recover, now its the Lunar New Year, and a chance to revel redux!  According to Chinese tradition, the year of the horse,  which starts 31 January, stands for strength, loyalty, boldness and vigorousness.


So, in honour of the Chinese New Year, I took a wee cultural ‘saunter doon’ (as we would say in Glasgow) to Seattle’s Chinatown/International District, as they begin cranking up for the festivities there.  When you hit Chinatown, it’s not a horse that greets you but dragons that have become a permanent fixture following 2012 being the Year of the Dragon.  Untitled Dragons on Lamposts, by local artist and cultural advisor  Meng Huang and primary artist Heather Presler, is one of a series of such painted fibreglass sculptures placed on surrounding lamposts along Fifth Avenue, South Dearborn Street and South Jackson Street as part of the District Business Improvement Area Collection.


Leica R8 & 90mm Elmarit-R

Kodak Tri-X (@250)

HC-110 (Dil. H – 8:30 min)

Vuescan & Plustek 7600i