The Missouri Botanical Garden in south St. Louis Missouri is hosting the 2012 Lantern Festival. Traditional Chinese characters have been erected throughout the Garden and many of them are lighted at night.
Experience one of China’s most treasured events and ancient traditions this summer as the Garden hosts an international exhibition of larger-than-life, lighted works of art. Elaborate outdoor sets crafted of silk and steel celebrate Chinese culture through bold color, dazzling light and striking design. The exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to witness a spectacle rarely staged outside of Asia. LINK
The Porcelain Dragon, is created in a set of two dragons facing each other. They are created using tens of thousands of Chinese cooking utensils – bowls, spoons, bottles, wine cups and more, brought together through traditional hand tying techniques.