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Montreal Chinese lantern festival 2011  Chinese lanterns

Each year the Montreal Botanic Gardens features a new and renown festival of lanterns, based on a theme, in their Chinese garden (the largest outside of China).  Lanterns are designed the previous year in Montreal, fabricated from silk in China, then shipped over and assembled for the festival that runs during September and October.  The theme for 2011 pays tribute to China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi, and his impressive cavalry returning to the capital city. Find out more on their website.


procession (Emperor returning to capital city)


emperor, chariot


passenger chariot

fisherman in boat


Great Wall


Quilin mythical beast of good fortune

tiger in woods

blue dragon in woods

big bird

bird by night

drummers by night

emperor chariot by night

soldiers by night

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