Photography Challenge with Sue Karski

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Week 41 – #A1 Blue

on May 8, 2015

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A continuation of the Zoominations from Lowry Park Zoo. Starting first with a field of flowers.

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To the Blessing of Qilin.  Qulin (pronounced Chee-Lin) are mythical creatures of a good kind.   They are composite beings, often taking the head of a dragon and the body of a tiger or deer.  Peaceful, they are said to appear only where wise leaders rule.  The Qilin are ranked first among the “four spirits” (the others being the phoenix, turtle and dragon).  In this scene, four Qilin present a giant pearl as a symbol of blessings to the people.  Thousands of medicine bottles filled with colored liquid, then tied together by hand, make up this lantern.
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25 responses to “Week 41 – #A1 Blue

  1. Rebecca says:

    Amazingly beautiful.

  2. elifamily2 says:

    They are beautiful and I am sure even more so in person. I can’t imagine how long it took for them to be constructed. So interesting.

    • Sue Karski says:

      Very interesting and Christine and Vincent were there while it was being constructed. I just want to know who came up with the idea of wrapping plates, cups and saucers together with spoons to make a temple, or medicine vials filled with colored water to make Dragons.

  3. shelby1120 says:

    The field of flowers is especially well done!

  4. piriot says:

    I like the story and the bottles most, though all the pictures are as good as always.

  5. gwong1 says:

    Fabulous work. Gary

  6. beautiful shots. makes me want to go back.

  7. George says:


  8. thegatorgal says:

    Beautiful and informative, as usual!

  9. Awesome shots Sue!

  10. Spectacular location and spectacular shots!

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