Saturday, February 13, 2010

lion dance

the thunder of
a thousand firecrackers —
lion dance

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Some of the Seattle UrbanSketchers met up for the lunar new year celebration in the International District. The rain was no match for the exuberance of lions dancing and little kids drumming on pots & pans. I saw one business owner on a ladder outside his shop, hanging a long string of dark-red firecrackers that for a moment I mistook for a string of dried chilis! I tracked this lion over several blocks; a pair of them were dancing in and out of local businesses.

1 comment:

annbass said...

Wonderfully impressionistic interpretation of the lion and lanterns! We were out of town, so I missed it. Hope to see you this weekend though!