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Tonight in Vancouver: The 17th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | by [Rikki] Julius Reque
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Tonight in Vancouver: The 17th Annual Winter Solstice Lantern Festival at the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden

Vasensa Vancouver celebrated the longest night of the year inside Vancouver's garden oasis, The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden in Chinatown. To see the landscape after dark was quite an experience, heightened by the array of glowing paper lanterns everywhere. It's usually quiet and calm around here, but not that night. The sound of caroling and later, drumbeats diffused through the air that smelled of spiced tea and fresh buns(!) We purchased an annual membership and got to meet the wonderful staff.

 

You know what I'd love to take a picture of? The gardens with snow!

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Taken on December 21, 2010