Thursday, February 4, 2010

lovely lanterns



Coming out one of the downtown local skytrains (which is Vancouver's subway system) the other day, I came across a very cool looking art display. 2010 paper lanterns decorated by children from Canada and Taiwan hang from a forest of tall wooden bamboo and steel trees. As part of the 2010 Cultural Olympiad for the coming Winter Olympics, the display also celebrates the upcoming Lunar New Year (the eve of which is on February 13th). I will definitely have to come back here at night to take some more pictures when they are all lit up... I passed by during a morning, so waiting... er, for about 12 hours to pass for it to get dark wasn't an option. Will promise to share pics of the next visit!

22 comments:

LuliBags said...

These look fantastic. Yes, I bet they look even better at night. I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Lindsey said...

very cool display, must be amazing in person. can't wait to see night photos either :)

Additionsstyle said...

That is very cool! I'm sure it will be amazing at night.

CarzooCritters said...

Those have to be the coolest things ever!

I so very much wish I had cable =( I'll be missing out on the olympics!

I will have to keep up to date though with the news though!

Piggy said...

Great lanterns! They look really bright & cheery. Must really put a smile on your face as you walk past.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

God Bless
Alice

TMCPhoto said...

I'm planning a big transit trip to see all the great installations. A friend of mine; Sonny Assu has a few of his pieces displayed around town; a bus shelter on Powell I think and he has some of his drum paintings on the Canada Line. I'm so excited to see everything

VeganCraftastic said...

What a cool display!

Gallery32 said...

These are wonderful. I can't wait to see them at night. Thanks for posting :D

Tara said...

I'm loving your recent found art posts (the museum, these lanterns, the tree photos) - I live in the countryside, there's a lot of beauty but not much art - so it's nice to get exposure.

These are great and I'll look forward to seeing the night time image.

Best,
Tara
http://elanvitalanthology.blogspot.com

Robert W. Leonard said...

Nifty, those look really cool. :)

Little Tesoro said...

Wow, what a great display!

MAB Jewelry said...

What a beautiful find and inspiration.

miranda said...

we went to the lighting ceremony and they are so cool!

Dyche Designs said...

What a fantastic idea that was, love it. Bet it looks even more visually stunning at night. :0)

Pattie said...

That is so gorgeous! Wow! Wish I could have seen it...

Erica said...

wow! those are really beautiful! I would also love to see how they look at night!

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Purple Deer said...

I want some for summer B.b.q.'s!

the Lost Earring said...

What a great display! Loving all that color. I bet they look marvelous all lit up at night :)

Almost Precious said...

Your photography is amazing, you have a very good eye for detail and composition and a very keen sense for the unique. Have you thought about opening a second shop and selling some of your photographic art ?

Lisa @ the Little Green Button said...

these are SO cool! Great photo!!!

Victoria said...

While part of me is glad to not be in town for the craziness that is about to ensue (my mom was half-considering coming out to visit me for the next few weeks just to get away from it) I'm also disappointed I won't see a lot of the things they've put up for the Olympics. Hopefully some of it will still be around when I get back out west in June! These lanterns are so neat!

edward and lilly said...

How beautiful! They really would look great at night.