Sydney Lunar Festival

Lunar New Year in Sydney

I like to go on “photo safaris”. A photo safari is a planned excursion whose express purpose is to take photos, as opposed to me  just taking photos of the place I happen to be at.

I ventured out on February the 1st to get some photos of the opening of Sydney’s Lunar  Festival. The week leading up to the opening had been sunny, humid and fiercely hot. Typical Australian summer weather. And typically Australian, on Friday there was a “southerly”;  a blustery cool change that brings rain, and thankfully, relief.

It did however rain on the lunar parade.

I was not prepared for rain. I had to buy a rain poncho but this did little to protect my camera. I had to call it quits before the planned fireworks because I was worried it was getting too wet.

The Festival is running in Sydney from 1 February through to the 10th. You can get lots of information from their website

I would recommend using public transport. Most of the activities are in the Circular Quay area.

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