Winter Solstice with the Secret Lantern Society

Winter Solstice with the Secret Lantern Society


December 21, 2012. Supposedly the end of the world as we know it.

While some of my friends were preparing for impending doom, I decided to head on out to celebrate the Winter Solstice at the Lantern Festival, and shoot with my I-Phone instead of my Canon Rebel XS.

Having recently moved to Vancouver, and having never been to a lantern festival before, I decided to first volunteer with the Secret Lantern Society, not only because their name sounded awesome, but to help make said lanterns.

It was a fun event with new friends, however the walk in unusual cold did me in. I was under the weather for the days leading up to the lantern festival, but I did manage to drag myself out of bed to go to the festival.

The festival itself was rather large, with music, dances, shadow puppets, fire performances, and other performances. While I caught some of the riveting street performances, I decided to team up with photography enthusiasts  and head to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden. Transported to a magical world of lanterns of all shapes and sizes, the garden took on a life of it’s own. Time flew by and before I knew it, it was time to head home, but not without fun memories of a colourfully lit night.


Love & Laughter,


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