Chinese New Year – [Photographing 2015] The Eighth Week

Red Lanterns and a Green Dragon [2]
Red Lanterns and a Green Dragon [2]

(A Video)

[Photographing 2015] – The Eighth Week

The eighth week of 2015 started with some bangs from firecrackers in Taiwan as several Taiwanese greeted the New Lunar Year by making some noise.

And while most Taiwanese were stuck in traffic jams as cars seemed to clog the freeways during the holidays, we decided to stick close to home. We did a few short day trips here and there, but never venturing too far.

Here are some photos I took during the first week of Chinese New Year – which just happened to occur during the eighth week of [Photographing 2015]!

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Offering and Worshipping on the Frist Day of the New Lunar Year
Offering and Worshipping on the Frist Day of the New Lunar Year
A Sunflower, Two Dragons, and Some Incense
A Sunflower, Two Dragons, and Some Incense
Lunar New Year Offerings at a Temple in Taiwan [I love how they make the lotus out of ghost money.]
Lunar New Year Offerings at a Temple in Taiwan [I love how they make the lotus out of ghost money.]

Lunar New Year Offerings, Incense Burning, & Taiwanese Welcoming the New Lunar Year by Visiting a Temple

Red Lanterns and a Green Dragon [Because I Just Love the Colors]
Red Lanterns and a Green Dragon [Because I Just Love the Colors]

And a Green Dragon and Red Lanterns with Yellow Trim [as an extra bonus! – Love this one!]

Friday, February 20th, 2015

A very Bright and Vibrant Colored Mask
A very Bright and Vibrant Colored Mask
Close-up of a very cool and detailed mask
Close-up of a very cool and detailed mask

Two Lions Masks – So colorful, So Detailed, and So Cool [however, some may consider scary]

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Fireworks Lighting Up the Sky
Fireworks Lighting Up the Sky

What is a Saturday Night Without Some Fireworks [taken from the third floor of our home]

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Sunrise [Taken from the Freeway]
Sunrise [Taken from the Freeway]

The Picture Perfect Sun Rise [taken from the freeway]

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

A Plane in the Sky [From Far Away]
A Plane in the Sky [From Far Away]
Plane Close-Up [Love the Zoom of my Camera]
Plane Close-Up [Love the Zoom of my Camera]
Plane Close-Up [2]  [Love the Zoom of my Camera]
Plane Close-Up [2] [Love the Zoom of my Camera]

Testing Out The Zoom Lens [pictures taken from far away and close-up]

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Digestive Cookies with Dark Chocolate on a Plate Purchased for Chinese New Year
Digestive Cookies with Dark Chocolate on a Plate Purchased for Chinese New Year

Enjoying a Little Treat [on a Chinese New Year’s Plate]

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

A Close-Up of One of them
A Close-Up of One of them
Three Pink Flowers!
Three Pink Flowers!

 

A Cluster of Such Pretty Pink Blooms
A Cluster of Such Pretty Pink Blooms

Pretty Pink Blooms [with a clear blue sky in the background]

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26 thoughts on “Chinese New Year – [Photographing 2015] The Eighth Week

  1. Those digestive cookies look suspiciously familiar. McVities? I love that brand, especially their caramel chocolate ones!

    Other than that, I wonder if you got to witness the mad scramble as people fight to 上头炷香 be the first in the year to stick their incense in the temples? I always see that in the news reports here, it would be interesting to see it with my own eyes.

    1. Yes, I checked the pack and it is indeed McVities. The caramel chocolate ones sound delicious, but they only have the original and original with dark chocolate in Taiwan.

      No, I have never seen it. I don’t even try to enter the popular temples in Taiwan during CNY as it is pure madness. These pics were taken at one of the quieter temples.

  2. Oh those pink flowers are just stunning – I absolutely love that colour! Really nice fireworks pic too – mine always come out so blurry!

  3. Love the vibrancy of the colours! Great shots. Johannesburg too, has a large population of Chinese and they celebrate the NY with great gusto. However, the decorations weren’t half as pretty. But the fireworks were awesome!

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