Friday, 15 February 2013

The light festival ChinaLight in Rotterdam


Last Sunday the new Chinese Year, the Year of the water snake, has started...
Meanwhile for the last 2, 5 months several Chinese lanterns had been transforming the Park next to the Euromast tower in Rotterdam into a fairy-tale place. This magic finished yesterday, however I managed to look at it (and to freeze) while I did visit the park few days ago with a friend.
I also took the challenge of taking night pictures of these fantastic masterpieces. Most of them  were put on water, however few of the ponds were ...frozen! As you may see great reflections were on display! At the end I enjoyed my combi-ticket allowing me to climb the Euromast (185 m high tower) and of course I documented how the light expo looks from above:-)) As of today all lanterns are on sale, so in case you need a human-size-panda or mushroom, have a look online!
 
...and the famous Erasmus-bridge:

17 comments:

Lies said...

Alweer zo'n 'wahw'logje, Jana ! Je maakte prachtige foto's, (ook) met de weerspiegelingen !
Geluk en voorspoed (op z'n Chinees dan) voor jou !
Lie(f)s.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A very colourful scene to have in the city. Your photos of the reflections are amazing. You must almost be sad to see these go.

papillon said...

Hallo Jana,

die beleuchteten Figuren sehen Klasse aus und machen bestimmt die tristen und dunklen Winternächte etwas bunter und fröhlicher.
LG und happy weekend
J&C

Rosemary said...

The lights are fantastic especially that wonderful dragon.

Joop Zand said...

Dit is prachtig door jou gefotografeerd.....het is een schitterend en kleurrijk geheel.
Ik geniet van al jou foto's.

Groetjes, Joop

Jana....Helaas heb ik lang niet kunnen reageren op jou blog, had steeds problemen met de woord verificatie en kon geen reacties achterlaten....probleem is nu hopelijk voorbij.

SaucyKod said...

I was amazed with the size of the water snake. The night time reflections and lights are just wonderful - and the night lights of the city and bridge - ooh so pretty. Simply amazing photos and most colourful. I didn't realize all these would go for sale after the festival. Have a wonderful day.

AVCr8teur said...

We also have a similar festival here, but I did not go this year. I wonder if it is by the same company. The city light view at night is spectacular!

Filip and Kristel said...

Like your China festival pictures but Rotterdam by night is just excellent.

Greetings,
Filip

betchai said...

i love your images, so vivid and the details are so remarkable.

alp said...

Una preciosidad...un beso desde murcia

Carmine Volpe said...

thanks for the pictures

Anonymous said...

Браво, Яна!!
Много са хубави снимките, предполагам, че и самите фигури са били толкова красиви!!!
мама и тати

Koryn said...

You know what I find fascinating about the Chinese culture?

They're everywhere! Even here in Manila, it's very prominent.

Nice photos, by the way! I can never master shooting in the dark :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of all these light objects. Fantastic !
Best regards, Synnöve

fiziskandarz said...

Awesome! Must be really nice you get to experience and see all these beautiful lights :D

Barb said...

Wow, Jana - you have the best adventures and the best venues for photos! Love the lights and the glitter.

Dietmut said...

mooi, je bent in Rotterdam geweest.
Leuk dat je ook vanaf de Euromast foto's hebt gemaakt. Het moet heel mooi geweest zijn het lichtspektakel. Groetjes Dietmut