Sydney February 2015 – 2016 (7 photos)
Once upon a time, a young Draco and his peaceful home were threatened and in self-defence, he defeated the invading armies of the first Emperor of China. With his dying breath, the Emperor promised that revenge would eventually be his. In secret, a great host was trained with one purpose, to exact revenge upon Draco.
And so a great host of Wabbits, highly skilled in the martial arts was sent to find Draco, and they challenged him in combat.
The battle raged long into the night, until finally…
Draco was victorious once again, banishing the wascally wawwior wabbits to whence they came.
Draco let out a roar.
And the people were happy and they celebrated long into the night.
But the battle was not over yet.
If only they knew the full fury of the Emperor, and what horror was yet to come …
This year for the Chinese New Year celebrations, 14 rabbit lanterns in silk waist coats appeared in the forecourt of Customs House, practicing Tai Chi. They were created by Claudia Chan Shaw.
Three illuminated wise monkeys appeared next to the Sydney Opera House, designed by Laurens Tan. The Sydney Opera House was bathed in red light and a fireworks display occurred on Chinese New Year’s Eve.
The iconic dragon lantern next to the Sydney Harbour Bridge was designed by Fan Dongwang. The bridge was also illuminated with red light.
The other 9 animals of the Chinese zodiac appeared in various locations around the city.
The Terracotta Army lanterns were a display from last year’s Chinese New Year festivities.