Chinese New Year in Sydney

cny in sydney - red opera house

I’m not sure when it started but from what I gathered, every Chinese New Year, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge will light up in red. It’s actually quite a nice change in scene. There’s also the 12 zodiac sculptures lightings spread out around Sydney city for people to come by and have a look and also take photos of them.

On the first day of Chinese New Year this year, we went over to Circular Quay hoping to catch the fireworks.

Unfortunately, we were not standing at the right place to watch the fireworks and it was really disappointing. The usual place that we would usually go to would be the Overseas Terminal to catch the fireworks but there was a big cruise ship docking over there so we couldn’t get there.

waiting for fireworks sydney opera house

So we stood in front of MCA thinking that we could see the fireworks above the Opera House, but nope, the fireworks were too low and everything was blocked by the Opera House. The only thing that we can see is some light popping behind it. It was such a disappointment. Pretty sure a whole lot of people were disappointed too. I saw so many people waiting at Circular Quay station “booking” their spot and waiting for the fireworks and from that view, you really can’t see much at all too.

Anyway, here are some photos from my first day of Chinese New Year in Sydney. There were no house visits to go to but at least there is some celebration going on here and that I also managed to snap a few good photos of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House 🙂

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Have you gone out and see what’s going on for Chinese New Year? Let me know which one you like best!

*All images posted here were taking with the Fujifilm X100s and editing with VSCO.

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