I’m pretty pleased with how well these photos came out, considering I took them on my phone; just a Sony Ericsson, nothing special, and I didn’t really expect any of them to turn out well. A last minute decision for us to go to the Chinese Lantern festival on the way back from a friend’s house meant I didn’t have my camera with me.
Previously this festival has been held in Victoria Square, and I think I’ve been to all of them. Last year’s festival was cancelled because of the earthquakes. This year it was held in a corner of North Hagley Park, and judging by the throng of the crowd, it worked out as a pretty good venue.