Weekly Photo Challenge: LET THERE BE LIGHT

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I’m sharing these photos taken during the Canberra Nara Candle Festival last 26 October 2013. Every year, more than 2,000 candles light up the Canberra Nara Peace Park and Lennox Gardens to celebrate the Sister City relationship between Canberra, Australia and Nara, Japan. This event was inspired by the famous “Tokae” Festival in Japan held every August.

There were performances by various artists and people sat on the grass around the stage to watch the show. It was a chilly night but the fresh air and festive atmosphere warmed me up. There were food stalls selling Japanese food and “sake”. We patiently queued for  the popular “takoyaki” and “onigiri” and it was worth it. How I miss Japan!

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The trees were also lit with different colors.

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Lights are staple for any kind of celebration. More than that, it is a necessity for life. Whatever the source is, we are always attracted to light because we are all made up of it. That’s why whenever we see a grand display of colored bulbs or even just a flickering candle, we light up!

Join the Weekly Photo Challenge and share a photo celebrating light and life!

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10 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: LET THERE BE LIGHT

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  5. These photos are gorgeous! Wow! I have been to Nara’s lantern festival but I honestly think these pictures are prettier! (shh don’t tell them I said that)

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