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Happy Chinese New Year

04 Feb 2013

Happy Chinese New Year Image

By Ji Ma

On 10 February people from many Asian cultures will celebrate the Lunar New Year.

The Chinese Zodiac is a 12-year cycle, which features a unique animal every year.

2012 was the Year of the Dragon, while the coming New Year is the Year of the Snake.

Snake in the Chinese Zodiac is also often referred as the little dragon. Unlike the aggressive Western dragon, Chinese dragon is a legendary creature for power, strength and good luck, which has been always used by the Emperors to symbolise their imperial power over centuries.

Docklands has been a land of dragons over the past year.  In January 2012, a three-dimensional chalk artwork was created by artist Jenny McCracken coincide with the Year of the Dragon .

After moving to the Docklands in July, when Serrata was completed, I have been taking many photos around its beautiful harbour and waterfront.

This image was captured on the same spot where the dragon artwork was. The clouds looked vivid, just like a dragon’s head.

During November and December, hundreds of athletes were training and competing in the dragon boat competition in Docklands.

Docklands has become a true land of dragons.  

During the festival season, Docklands has once again turned into one of Melbourne’s most popular tourist destinations.

Let’s celebrate another New Year at Melbourne’s Docklands and make it a better place to be in the Year of Snake.


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