Funky little hamlet of Esquimalt - Lantern Festival
I live in an eclectic little bedroom community on Vancouver Island. Esquimalt is a tight knit little community with a small town vibe. I affectionately call it E-town, you've seen snippets of it when I go walking along the West Song walkway, we are just minutes away from the ocean.
Every year towards the end of summer the community is invited to make funky lanterns to celebrate summer and bring community members together. There are artists, musicians, dancers, and funky bands, and of course a Scottish piper.
Whoo Whoo! The wise old owl. There are lanterns in the style of fish, flowers, houses, cakes, boats, everything! No motorcycles though, maybe I will have to try and create one.
A very creative jellyfish, it's made out of dryer pipe and bubble wrap.
Jellyfish from the inside, notice the little fish in the tentacles.
The most incredible lantern is the HMCS Oriole. The gentleman who created this artful lantern is one of Esquimalt's finer artists. The picture does not do it justice! It is spectacular.
Beautiful displays at the entrance.
A beautiful elephant.
Just a little snippet of fun and festivities at the Esquimalt Lanternn festival.