18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Dragon Lake

This dragon "lantern" is part of a massive exhibit being assembled at the Los Angeles County Arboretum, featuring a variety of animal and people "lanterns" that will be lit up at night. The exhibit is called "Moonlight Forest." Moonlight Forest is a family-friendly walk-through event where colorful designs of animals, plants and Chinese culture come to life in the form of ancient Chinese lantern art. This family friendly and romantic event is a great opportunity to experience the gardens in the evening. Artisans from the Sichuan Province of China construct and design the lanterns and create a night full of light and magic.

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Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Copyright: © Russ Allison Loar