Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The power of RED.....!



 
According to legend a mythical beast named Nian would come on the first day of the Lunar month to eat livestock, crops and also children. One day villagers saw that Nian was scared away by a little child wearing red. They realised that he was afraid of the colour red and would hang red lanterns, scrolls and red paper on their windows and doors when the New Year was about to come. Firecrackers were also used to scare him away and he never came to the village again.....


The Lunar New Year celebrations are winding down now here in Perth.. here are a few shots of the 'red lantern' tree in the foyer of Crown Perth. The first shot is the lantern tree reflected in the entrance to the casino.. above looking up to the glass and sails of  the foyer ceiling .. and below bringing it all into perspective. I see terrible images of flooding and wild storms in the NH on the news, I hope all is well and mean it more than ever when I say take care and stay safe....


28 comments:

  1. What a lovely tree that is, Grace!

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  2. I love that gorgeous red marking the occasion! Wow, wild weather everywhere this season - yes, do take care as horrible summer is no more fun than horrible winter!

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  3. I love the red tree and what an occasion indeed!! What fun and what interesting history! Terrific post/photos for the day, Grace, as always!! Thanks for sharing! Hope your week is off to a great start!!

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  4. That must be why red is such a popular color, it holds great power. Gorgeous lantern tree and it sits in an equally gorgeous setting.

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  5. Grace, Perth c'est vraiment une ville qui vit, il y a beaucoup d'événements, c'est magnifique.

    Il y a-t-il des galeries ?

    Bonne nuit :)

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  6. I do not understand Nian, red is a beautiful colour, isn't it?
    Nice story and magnificent photos, Grace!

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  7. So I reckon I´m totally safe in our red-painted kitchen ;-)
    Beautiful pics, Grace! I really need to play and win the lottery and come back, non?

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  8. The red tree is beautiful Grace, thank you! Joy x

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  9. Very pretty photograph! It looks like an interesting building as well.
    Very nice Grace!

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  10. I didn't know that about red. The lantern tree looks great.

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  11. Very fitting for Valentine Day.

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  12. Nice pop of color to brighten ones day.

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  13. Lovely tree of red Chinese lanterns to celebrate the New Year.

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  14. I must buy myself a red T-shirt to shun the dreaded Nian Grace. Very informative post.

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  15. The photographer William Egglestone used to reckon that red was a difficult colour, "it seems to be at war with all the other colours", he said.

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  16. Lovely decoration and interesting legend. Now that you said it, I really think red is strong, it always attracts the eye anywhere..

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  17. Lovely red lanterns to scare away the dragon !

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  18. Red certainly is a common and shared image for danger in international communities. Love the lore attached to this pine legend.

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  19. Interesting to think of red as something to scare away frightening beasts.

    Nice images again, Grace.

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  20. I read that paintings that have the color red in them sell for more than paintings that do not. Huh!

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