Newcastle Chinese New Year 2019. Year of the Pig
Kung Hei Fat Choy
This morning I headed for Newcastle to watch the Dragon Parade to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Dragons assembled in Old Eldon Square before they set off for Chinatown. When I arrived the place was already crowded and I couldn't get close to the front so my photos aren't the best. I chose my main shot as I just like the people in it. I have added a couple of collages showing the dragons and musicians. It was a lovely colourful occasion with very loud music. A few small children asked to leave as they didn't like the noise.
When the parade set off I walked alongside for a short while but I figured Chinatown would already be busy so I decided to give that a miss. I went shopping before coming home.
The weather was really nice - sunny, bright and not too cold. Perfect weather for the celebrations.
7 years ago today my lovely Bobby passed away. He was a really special cat and I still miss him. Photo in Extras.
Steps today -7,698