A series of shots taken during the Chinese New Year celebrations in Newcastle -Upon-Tyne on 14th. February 2010. Newcastle is our regional capital and is only a few miles along the River Tyne from South Shields, the celebration lasted most of the the day and attracted huge crowds.
Much of the activity centred around Stowell Street which is the cultural base for a large oriental community.
Here the lion accepts the offering of a lettuce, a traditional feature of the dances used in the Chinese New Year festivities. I was on my hands and knees thrusting the camera between another man's legs to get this one!
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Read my views in Curly's Corner Shop, to find out a little more about my home town South Shields.
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