Chinese New Year 2007
As promised, here some pictures from this years chinese new year celebrations.
The first two pics just show how crowded the place is. And it's not different the whole way down the parade-route. The place is packed with people.
On the third one you can see one of the traditional lion-dancing groups. In a couple of days one of them will also come into our office and dance around in order to bring luck for the new year.
The fourht picture shows that the celebrations are not only traditional, but also modern and international. This is a group of american cheerleaders and mascots.
You can see one of the many dragons that also go along with the parade on the fifth pic. Later I got a chance for a close-up, which you can see on the sixth pic. (It's not the same dragon, that picture was actually taken nearly one hour later.)
On the seventh photo you see the Hong Kong Disneyland float which, like the Ocean-Park float, always brings it's most famous mascots to give the crowd (and especially the kids) a happy start into the new lunar year.
And on the eigth, and final picture you see the what I guess is the float of the Hong Kong tourism board with all the animals of the chinese zodiac on board and a nice representation of some of Hong Kongs skyscrapers (by the way, you can see IFC2, the highest tower here in HK, on the second picture).
Tonight we will have a big fireworks-display in the harbour between Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Of course I'll be there and take a lot of pictures. Not only of the fireworks, but also of the really nice decoration on all the buildings on the other site of the harbour.
|Crowd to the right||177.5 KB|
|Crowd to the left + IFC2||186.69 KB|
|Lion dance||186.62 KB|
|Dragon 1||199.17 KB|
|Dragon 2 - Closeup||137.33 KB|
|Hong Kong Tourism Board||193.47 KB|