|Aren't these lanterns cute?!|
In the beginning, the lanterns were simpler. Now, many of them stand several feet tall and come in all shapes and sizes from Disney characters to Angry Birds! My friend and I took an evening to admire all the lovely lanterns around Yuanshan in Taipei.
The day my friend and I went to view the lanterns, there were so many people out because it was a holiday (2/28) so many people did not have to go to school or work. The result? Well...a throng of people right out of the MRT station which made it quite hard to move around the area!
|The crowd coming out of the station|
to attend the lantern festival.
|These had lasers! So cool!|
|See the people crowded in the front?|
It was difficult to take photos!
|Since it's the year of the snake, there was|
a gigantic snake lantern.
|A playful display.|
|The one on the right was one of my favorites.|
|There were lanterns for all the zodiac signs.|
|I was born in the year of the horse!|
(But Mr. Horsie looked like he had a bad perm).
|A pathway decorated with lights.|
|Naturally, there was a Taipei 101|
|Children from an elementary school though of|
the concept behind this lantern.
|The idea for this display was also conceptualized by|
|This one was also planned by elementary school kids.|
I loved the aliens! Kids are so creative.
|Another elementary school display, so adorable.|
All in all, even with the crowds which made us want to leave early, I don't regret going to enjoy the lanterns. They were absolutely gorgeous, I wonder what the next lantern festival has in store!