Photo of the Day: Chinese Lanterns
You have until July 31 to enter our 2009 Dream Trip Contest for a
chance to win a $25,000 vacation to wherever you choose. So far, we've had nearly 15,000 contenders. For inspiration for your own entry, read our take on a submission that caught our eye:
Red alert! Today's highlighted image comes from Dream Trip entrant jessicamelanieg, who snapped this picture of scarlet paper lanterns at the open market near Shanghai Old Street around Chinese New Year in early 2009.
"My sister and I were overwhelmed by the red lanterns, cow memorabilia marking the Year of the Ox, and lucky New Year's knots," writes jessicamelanieg in the Dream Trip entry "Seeing Red." "I snapped this photograph through one of dozens of hanging rows of lanterns while shopping alongside the locals. I love how the hurry of the moment is stilled, the vivid color is prominent, and the energy of the holiday is portrayed."
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