Seoul Lantern Festival


Tonight was the last night of the 2010 Seoul Lantern Festival.

It's a little difficult to explain in words a "Lantern Festival". (Fortunately, there are pictures!)  This one was located at Cheongyecheon (which is a stream that starts at City Hall in Seoul and continues for several kilometers.

While most people think of lanterns as small lights you hang, these come in all sizes and shapes. There are hundreds of them, some 15 feet tall (or taller), made in the images of people, animals, landmarks, mythological creatures, etc.  Some depict entire scenes or legends.  It's really amazing considering these are made from paper.


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