As Chinese New Year celebrations officially ended last 17th, would like to take this time to share fantastic pictures I had about the most well-celebrated festivity here in China. These photos were taken back last February 3rd when we (Jeff and I) together with some Filipino friends (Jayjay and Gen) braved the winter cold winds of Xinghai Park to witness an awesome 30-min spectacle of fireworks. Exact venue was at Xinghai Square, but we chose to camp at the park because of one reason – less crowd.
Since we were basically situated at the far end, most of the pictures were on long range. So we decided to head near in the park’s steep hill-y side. Basically rubbed elbows with Chinese locals just to get a glimpse of these superb light exploding art… and it was all worth it.
After the awesome display, I took the liberty to shoot some amazing landscapes.
The night ended when we went back at the park grounds where we saw almost all people playing with firecrackers and lighting their on little paper lanterns. By curiously standing there, we were just guessing it might be a traditional symbolic thing. Like communicating with their dead love ones or setting new hopes and dreams for the new year. Well, only Chinese people can tell what it really meant but whatever it was we were all happy we get to watch and experience one of their most treasured traditions.