Sunday photoblogging: Bedminster Lantern Parade

by Chris Bertram on January 20, 2019

One of the regular fixtures since I moved south of the river in Bristol has been the Bedminster Lantern Parade. It is supposed to happen in December, but quite often gets rescheduled to January because of the weather. Paper lanterns don’t do well in torrential rain. As well as all the local schools parading with their lanterns in fantastic shapes (dragons, leopards, the Clifton suspension bridge) there are troupes of dancers, drummers and the rest who make their way through the terraced streets. Here’s a shot from last night:
Bedminster Lantern Parade-4



William S Berry 01.20.19 at 6:26 pm

I think that I would like that Bedminster a lot better than the other one we hear of from time to time.

Awesome chiaroscuro, btw. That’s the way George de la Tour would pain that scene were he alive today.


Dr. Hilarius 01.21.19 at 7:21 pm

Nice shot. Parades can be tough subjects, even more so at night.

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