Monday, November 18, 2013

loy krathong 2013

Loy Krathong has come and gone this year, and we just barely managed to get a glimpse of some of the beauty displayed during this festival.  We almost didn't get to participate this year as things were super hectic during the three days of Loy Krathong.  We also hummed and hawed about whether or not to take C out as things don't start until evening, which is of course C's bedtime.  We were concerned about the crowds, the fireworks let off all over, and of course the traffic.  However, on the last night, we decided to just try to brave it and were able to take C out for about an hour.

It was lovely to get out of the house and be outside as it was a beautifully cool evening.  The moon was huge and lovely to look at.  We saw all of the different krathongs ready to be sold.  We saw some people play with fireworks, but didn't buy any to try out ourselves this year.  C saw lots and lots of motorbikes parked and wanted to ride them all!

My big thing was letting off a lantern as a family, so we bought one to light.  Oh was hard to do this with just the two of us and with one of us carrying C.  It was really windy causing the lantern to fold into itself.  We tried and failed.  Thankfully the people we bought the lantern from came to our aid and helped us get it lit.  We then waited for a long while for it to get hot enough to fly up into the sky and I was a wee bit nervous it wasn't going to make it.  But once released, the wind caught it and lifted it up high into the sky.  C looked and looked at it and wasn't scared of the fire at all! It was beautiful.  

There were lots of people around letting off lanterns.

We totally posed in front of other peoples lanterns!

Pretty lantern and reflection in the river.

Bye bye lantern!

Lantern flying high.

The light on the bridge we were on kept changing causing on me!

So happy to be out with my baby! 

Thai food truck selling omelets!

Some young monks letting off a lantern together.

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  1. What a beautiful tradition to share with your family!!

  2. oh - this looks like such a lovely event.

  3. Such beautiful light in these photos!

  4. I love these lanterns. Definitely a little trickier to get lit and floating than people realize. I'm glad you took C out and it went well. I have the same internal debate going anywhere semi late with Aria - so far we've avoided it, girl get cranky. He is so cute watching everything.

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  5. I love the first shot ...could almost be a Rembrandt;)

  6. I did something similar for this Diwali. It is thrilling to watch it flying away.
    Great shots!

  7. The lanterns flying into the sky must be enchanting.

  8. Just love those lanterns. Such a gorgeous sight!


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