Market Friday and the Chinese Lantern Festival

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Today is #MarketFriday initiated by @dswigle (Denise, that's me!!) I hope you will join me as we share different markets across the globe. I always look forward to seeing what you send me! It is amazing to see so many different markets and different cultures.

Please leave the link to your post on here so it can easily be found by others. They are easier to find in one place. Where else can you take such a quick trip around the globe? Thank you so much!! ❤


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Today is @MarketFriday and I want to take you along as I am visiting the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina. I discovered my visit would coincide with the Chinese Lantern Festival. It was such a great opportunity to show off the beauty and art of the Chinese culture. They sent workers to build these works of art similar to ones that they craft for the Chinese New Year. Because they are handcrafted, they are never the same, except the dragon who rests upon Symphony Lake - he was a careful redo from last year. He really was quite cool, I hope they do him again next year! I am told that you never know what to expect!


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This a real cultural event and a great time! A real treat for these eyes!



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I have been to so many new places lately! I love to share and be shared with! I have always and forever liked to see different fruits and vegetables or products that are being sold. Perhaps I cannot get them here. So, yes! I would love to see yours! Don't forget to take photos wherever you happen to be shopping - whether it be the grocery store, the local marketplace or even an art gallery. Wherever money is exchanged for a service or for merchandise. Be different if you wish! It does not have to be a traditional market! We will love it! I promise you! Don't forget to use the hashtag #MarketFriday and @dswigle.


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You walk through the colorful entrance, into an amazing display of color. Get ready to be wowed.



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Have you ever seen such beautiful lanterns? The hundreds of lanterns have more than 150,000 LED lights. The lanterns light up the path from the parking lot to the entrance to the park. You go so slow it seems like mile!! It's not! I can assure you!


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Tunnels of fun! These were wonderful and truly an adventure in color!


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According to China's various folk customs, people get together on the night of the Lantern Festival to celebrate with different activities. ... The most important and prevalent customs are enjoying lanterns, guessing lantern riddles, eating tangyuan, and lion dances. "Google"


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I would really love you to take a minute and look at one of my good friends on Steemit! Check out @keithboone (Keith! That's him!) and the debut of his new challenge called #FeatheredFriday Challenge! To participate, make your own post and use the tag #FeatheredFriday. Please leave a link to your post in the comments section of his #FeatheredFriday post - that will make it easy for him to find and others will discover your work there as well. This is not a contest, but you will still win by getting upvotes and resteems for your post. Thank you!!! Now go forth and visit! See what Keith is all about.



We must have a flower. Always a flower.

The loveliness of you never escapes me
May I gaze upon you, always and a day?

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There was a nightly performance on the amphitheater stage of different forms of traditional dance, an amazing display of martial arts and drums. I missed the acrobats while I went back to some of the displays that were now unattended.


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STOP!! BRAIN TEASER AHEAD!!



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I have five fingers, but, I am not alive. What am I?


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The #ColorChallenge was one of the first challenges I tried. It was a lifesaver and kept me going when I first started steemit and didn't know what to post. I dedicate this picture to #FridayBlue #ColorChallenge by @kalemandra.


This is the Panda Paradise. It changed colors every minute or so and was just teaming with Panda Bears. Can you see them all?


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There was a rather large pavilion where artists were carving/painting and everything in between, and there were booths set up so you could view their merchandise. I thought it was rather reasonable in price.


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I want to thank everyone for visiting #MarketFriday! I appreciate the time it takes to read and respond to these posts. If you made a post and linked it, you know I will make my way over to your place to read it. I hope others will too. That is the joy of having a challenge. Post and share with others. Thank you for taking the time and energy to make a post and I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


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So the joy may touch your soul

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YES! I got the brain teaser HA!

Say this is an amazing show! When I move I am certainly going to get over there! I just cannot believe how many lights there are! How they do the cords I have no clue! I really like how vivid the colors are!! I love the shot with all of the lanterns on the ceiling! I cant wait to see it first hand! Great post, Sunshine.

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Congratulations on getting the Brain Teaser! I was wondering if I was being too easy this week, but, the truth is that as easy as it is, it also is a little tricky. So good for you! I was hoping everyone is not getting tired of the Brain Teasers yet. They are fun to see how many people actually stop and take a try. :))

There are so many full-size lanterns at this glorious event, I imagine it would have been a power bill nightmare years ago, some time before LED came in. However, in saying that, I still prefer the light on the incandescent than the LED. Softer lighting would really give these lanterns a different glow, I would venture to guess. The light is so bright, in some places it shines through is what I was actually trying to point out. The cords are probably preset for displays right there on the premises as it is a park used for events. Probably much like the floor plugs we have in the middle of our living rooms and such. Set in place.

I really didn't get the shot I wanted with the lanterns on the ceiling. This was the weekend I forgot my camera (hello?? I guess I was still feeling the effects of being sick!! I never hardly ever leave home without it!) and so these were all with the cell phone. I was so terribly disappointed, but, then again, there is always next year to look forward to. Right? Who knows!? Perhaps next year they will be better than ever. I can hardly wait to get a shot of those lanterns and the dragon, two of the mainstays of the displays they do. I can hardly wait for you to see it first-hand also. You will be mesmerized! I just know it. Like a kid in a candy store!

Have a great weekend @old-guy-photos! Don't forget that there is a meetup at Uncle Booms @MeesterBoom place for #BeerSaturday! I hear it will be the talk of the platform... and then some!

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Yeah along with the flowers, I think the brainteasers is part of your shtick. It's cute and fun to look forward to.
Ha! I don't want to see his knobby knees, but there is another video staring a cute blonde that I am most interested in ;) Just saying!

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Haha! When I start doing a #BeerSaturday video, I will for sure need an editor. Lol i might be more likely to do a #WineWednesday. Hmmm. I like the sound of that!

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YES! I want to be the editor!!! Oh I will edit and compress it, would be my pleasure!

You sure it shouldnt be #whinewednesday LOL!!!!!!!!!!

Now seriously I love #winewednesday!!! What a fun idea! OMG i love it. Seriously if you want help supporting it let me know.

I forget my camera and end up using the phone tooo often. Well usually I have the camera, but i forget a memory card or a battery!!!

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Hey!! This isn't whiney Wednesday! Let's be of positive personalities, okay? I do like the idea of the wine however I'm not so sure that it would last very long. I will seriously have to think about it. I wouldn't mind being a tester. You know how this girl loves her wine.

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Well it could be more than just taste, but also the photography of it as well.

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Actually give it some thought because I do like the idea of it but I'm not sure I could carry it for that long

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WOW you have outdone yourself today what amazing photos of this super cool event it is like we were there with you to experience it all
Sorry I have to break the truce for this one and Upvote, resteem and !tip this post

Here is my Post for this week

https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@tattoodjay/market-friday-eden-fine-art-in-soho

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This truly was a lot of fun and I have been waiting for Christmas to subside so that I could post it. It actually ends tomorrow, although as Chinese New Year is on February 5th this year, I think they should have left it up a few weeks more.

I can imagine that you will be headed towards Chinatown in or around that date. It will be fun and they always do it up right! I will actually be away for a couple weeks then, so, I will totally miss it here in Washington, DC, which always has a great show. Maybe next year. Although I was sent away last year too... North Carolina does this every year, so if you happen to be in the Raleigh-Durham area... well, you know where to go in December. :-)

Thank you for dropping your link here! Much appreciated as is the upvote and resteem and oh, no! Another !tip??? How dare you!

Have a great Friday! I think we may get snow this weekend!!! Yay???

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I pity they don't leave it up for Chinese New Year, I had not thought of visiting Chinatown at that time but of course i should and ill try to

Your getting as bad as me for sneaking in a you know what, but I don't feel bad for giving one this post truly deserved one without a doubt

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Will you know you have to cover for me because I can't be in Chinatown this year! I would be there if I could. In fact, I hate missing it!

It is always such candy for the eyes, with the colors and the joyously exuberant people celebrating the new year.

Thank you, again, my friend. I'm not going to tip you either! So there! :)))

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Ohh no does this mean we are now in a not tipping war? With your record I know I will lose that :)

I will do my best to get to see Chinatown, and of course get some photos :)

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Oh my God! I think we would be the first people ever to be in one of those. Hey!! I would not!! Lol

I look forward to Chinatown!

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lOL so true we could be trendsetters :)

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What? Do you mean we are not trendsetters???? We'll have to work on that!

Who else is crazy enough to get up before the crack of dawn to hop on a commuter to work the rat race.

And then take a 6 mile walk in the dark around the creepy part of the city. We all know it has many.

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OH! I almost forgot to drop my link! Yikes!!! Well here it is Princess! I actually woke up thinking about how I forgot OMG!!!

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Haha! Let's get fresh? Hmmm! You trying to tell me something old man?

Well, thank you for dropping the link and I will be over shortly to check you out. As always, I appreciate you dropping the link, even if you try the hardest to be last, making this turn into MarketWeekend. Oh, my!

You know Altoids are probably not on your diet, right?

That is the best !tip I will be sharing with you today! ;)

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I AM trying to tell you something! But what? We will have to see, wont we!

Oh I was telling someone about MF and I did say it is fine to drop the link on a Friday or Saturday....whoops.... Let's not be a sticker, ok?

Let's just say I only use Altoids on special occasions! ;)

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Ha! Well, of course, #MarketFriday is always welcome, but, I have to say that I usually check for it on Thursday night EST to Monday and then I leave it ride to the next week.

Fair?

I think that is fair enough. If I think about it, I check it, but, after Monday, I have moved on to #MonochromeMonday and #TreeTuesday with @old-guy-photos !

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Of course you are always more than fair and quite accommodating. I know I am always very appreciative of it. You know I am always trying to do my best to pimp MF whenever I can!

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:) Yes! You do! Thank you!

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Wow, really nice photos! These colors look a bit like some parade photos I took one evening in the holidays. I like the way the lanterns look against the black background.

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Thank you so much @Lightsplasher! This was one of the most colorful displays I have ever seen in my life! The black background against the color emphasized it even more! The venue was very conducive to meandering, and we did a lot of that!

I would love to see the pictures of the parade photos that you took. Or post them on Chinese New Year, it is only a few weeks away! :)

Thank you for the always generous upvotes and for the resteeming of this post. It is very much appreciated!

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Excellent photos! What a treat to see and photograph a Chinese lantern festival! Beautiful work and another great post!

Thanks very much for the shout out as well, I really appreciate it! voted and resteemed! :) Have a wonderful weekend, Denise! :)

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Thanks so much, Keith! @keithboone It was a good time for the shout out as most of my traffic comes on the #MarketFriday posts. I hope that you get some new faces over there as people LOVE to photograph birds! Where is Bev Brown when you are looking for her!

I am pretty sure you don't have a Chinatown, but, I sure loved the one in Toronto! It was pretty amazing, along with CabbageTown and a few other cool places. Canada is a real treat for culture and beauty. I think you should sell off that dang cold crap to the highest bidder, no?

I had such a great time here! The colors are totally eye candy and an explosion for the senses. Thanks for stopping by! It is always a pleasure! Thank you for the many, many upvotes and resteems. They are always appreciated!

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The oldest Chinatown in Canada is here in Victoria. I posted about it on Wednesday, including a clip from a movie starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn with a motorcycle chase through Chinatown. I know you can't be expected to see everything, but here's that post:
https://steemit.com/wednesdaywalk/@keithboone/a-wednesday-walk-down-fan-tan-alley

Thanks again @dswigle :)

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Yes. I saw it. I totally forgot about it because the movie had a looooong stretch and it was so tiny!

I forgot it was in Victoria, even though my brain was saying it might have one. Wow. I read so many of them, I lose who they belong to. Sorry about that and I really did love it . I know I commented after you said fan-tan-alley.

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Oh please, don't apologize! I miss so much stuff on here, it's impossible to keep up!

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That is the worse part. I didn't miss it. I read it an commented on it. I didn't put two and two together. Pfft!

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Haha yes, I see that! Like I said, who can keep track! Yes, you commented, voted and everything. You are always very supportive and you know I appreciate it :)

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Of course, that goes both ways! ;)

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These are lovely. We have similar kinds but the pandas are really something.

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Thank you so much, Ace! @ace108 I will bet that yours are pretty amazing! I hope you get some pictures in and around on the New Year! I will be away, so I will miss the Chinese New Year, here in Washington, DC. They always have an amazing parade and so I look forward to you posing some!

They had pandas all over. It was obviously the theme and they were wonderful lanterns! Thanks for stopping by and I had my traditional Chinese Music up and ready and when I went to move the location on the post, forgot to put it back in! Boo!!!

Thank you for stopping in and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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I will probably be posting some more than posing some but I heard some were disappointed with this year decoration at Chinatown.
Anyway, lanterns are more of a thing for mid-autumn than Chinese New Year here

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Perhaps that is why they have them at this time of year instead of Chinese New Year? Perhaps. Hopefully the decorations won't be as big a disappointment as you heard.

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Thank you, Joy! @joythewanderer This was such an awesome post, bringing us to a place that most will never visit. It is interesting and I just loved meandering around with you!

Thanks for taking us to West Africa and for taking the time to post into #MarketFriday!

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Hm, something went wrong with the comment, but I think I`ve managed to send the tip ;)

Darn, I said 5 small sandwiches on a plate. [Sigh].
Such gorgeous night photos and light. Well done. I love this sort of thing. A challenge, and well worth it.

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Oh my goodness! I think you go out of your way just to hear the sound me guffawing, don't you??

I really do love this sort of thing and I was taken by surprise and how beautiful it was. The details and just the breathtaking Vision created. I daresay that this chick will be visiting there again next year.

How can I say thank you enough to someone who always drops by and leaves a touch of humor and a lot of kindness on my posts? I appreciate this and you and just know that I am going to get off my lazy you-know-what and walk over to your place. Why do you live so far?

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Few things in life are better than making someone laugh, and one of those, is making you laugh. You seem to be on of a good humor on a regular basis. I'm sorry I live so far off in the western sphere here, but will continue to connect via little wires whenever possible. What fun it is ! Though I can relate to the not getting to it enough stuff, and double though....I would not call it lazy, just busy and so much going on in life. We push on into the world of Steem ( :
And thanks muchly for the tip. Very nice of you indeed.

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Well now, that's true! I am actually pretty happy by Nature, although I can get my dander up on occasion. It's true. There are so many people that are busy right now, or work with holidays and have lost the habit getting on steemit. That and steem being low has scared a bunch of people away, or at least made it not so enticing to be here. I guess I just like the social media aspect of it, although the crypto is intriguing. But, I'm not here for the money, so it is not as big a deal for me, as I don't have anything invested of my own here. Anything that I have made, what started from nothing, so the only thing I have invested is my time.

I hope that more people will return to the platform, but I suppose everything has can expiration date, much like the milk in the refrigerator. Oh well, you write it and I'll read it. Even if I get there a day late and a dollar short. Always good to see you!

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Thank you so much for the mention in the #hit-parade! Always an honor to make the list!

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And here is my link because you asked so nicely... how could I resist ;-)
https://steemit.com/photography/@pixelfan/my-first-ever

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Thank you so much for dropping your link, @pixelfan! I really appreciate it and it helps when people are looking through them to just do a scroll through.

I loved your first post! It got a lot of smiles from all over. It was very unique. I hope you had a splendid Saturday and thanks again for supporting #MarketFriday!

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@cardboard Is this here in error?

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It seems so, will check it out.

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I looked earlier in most of my tips are screwed. I'm not sure what to do about it now
@cardnoard

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I will let you know when I know whats up. Sorry for the problems.

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Thanks I was hoping that you would get back to me by now I'm sure you will once everything is all figured out.

Ooh! I LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE the dragons! What an incredible sight

Here is my #marketfriday post 🌸

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You have got to know that that was such a fun place to go to! Thank you so much for dropping the link here and as always I appreciate you posting to Market Friday

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Hi @dswigle here is my link i will be back to comment :)

MarketFriday - initiated by @dswigle - Terminal 21 Pattaya !!

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Thank you so much! Ohhhhh! It looks like he is gone, gone, gone! :( I'm sorry, but, I am sure that your liver is doing jumping jacks.

I look forward to the post, but, you know if you get busy, I don't want you to worry about it!

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Haha...my living is in recovery mode now ...lol :)

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Surely the Chinese love colors (sometimes strident, in my opinion). Your Chinese market is full of charming pictures.
A few days ago @old-guy-photos told me I hit two birds with one shot. It is also true for you (it was about challenges).
I have not posted today ... I was in the train for almost eight hours. And I will be away from home for two months.

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Oh I am not worried about you posting or not it to the challenge. I am more concerned about the reason for being on the train for 8 hours. I was hoping that perhaps it is a vacation, but part of me fears that you may have gone home to see your mother again.

Whatever the reason, my wish is that it be for something good.

I wish you well and hope to hear from you soon.

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Thanks a lot for attention and care! My mother lost, unfortunately, contact with reality. I did not go to her, but I'm much closer, only 100km.
I'm in Iasi, where I've been many times, I think I'll stay here all winter until March.

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I do understand the effects of Alzheimers or Dementia. My father had it for over 10 years, and was really pretty bad for the last four. He was a very strong man, which worked against him in his disease. He lived much longer than most in a very bad state.

My heart goes out to you. It is a very devastating disease and offers no pity.

I am glad you are in Lasi, you really had a nice time there last year, despite all that snow! I hope you find peace in your soul. Have a great weekend, Dan! @bluemoon

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Thank you very much, Denise! I see you understand my mother's condition very well. I did not know and did not expect. I understand there is no cure ...
Period of living in Iasi means a change in the routine of our life ... I will post soon about it.

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Very good. I look forward to it. StayWell and have a wonderful week.

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Thank you, Denise. I started to move, get used to the new situation, and have some spare time.

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That's good to hear! @bluemoon It's nice to get settled and get your life going again. I find that I'm a little bit slower in the winter then during the summer to do that but eventually I have to move out of my own way. Is the weather and he better there then in Bucharest?

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That must be hard to watch happen to your mom. I'm glad you are closer.

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Yes, of course. Thank you for your concern.

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Thank you, @dswigle!

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Always my pleasure!

Brilliant colors all the way thru!

You actually made me remember I have something s little bit similar in my archives :)

But for this Friday - lets keep to December 2018
https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@lundsten/marketfriday-a-smell-of-gluehwein

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Yes keeping to December is something that I want to do! Can you think of a prettier time of the year than at Christmas??

Well except maybe at the height of the blooming season in the summer. LOL

I am pretty sure that you probably have Chinese New Year somewhere in your archives and when you find them I will be most happy to fawn over them. Thanks for dropping your link and I look forward to reading it!

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I love these words you added. Thanks for taking us through another wonderful weekend of great market around the world.
https://steemit.com/marketfriday/@mcsamm/what-is-the-weekend-to-you

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Thanks so much, Sam! I hope all is well with you and that you are not disappearing from the landscape. I know that things have been tough on here and we are losing a lot of people.

Thank you always for being a part of Market Friday! I hope you have a most wonderful weekend.

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Thank you for this wonderful post and bright photos.
I feel like I've been in a fairy tale.
It's beautiful.
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Thank you so much @singa! It truly was larger than life and sooooo colorful! It was like candy for the eyes. They even had Cinderella and the pumpkin. I went up inside the pumpkin and had my picture taken!

I was trying to get back there to take more pictures as I really missed a lot, but it ends on Sunday, so I may have to wait until next year. At least I can look forward to it, right? It is far enough south of here that the nights are never too cold, so it makes it a good photographic opportunity. I had no idea it would be so colorful. I look forward to seeing your post!

I trust you will have a good weekend and thank you for taking the time to drop the link of your post!

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Hm, something went wrong with the comment, but I think I`ve managed to send the tip ;)

Very colorful, thanks @dswigle
My post is not so bright, you can check it :))

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Oh, if this one wasn't bright, it would have been a failure, right? How can illuminated lanterns be anything but bright and colorful! :))

I am sure that your post is as good as yours always are. They are fun to read and I will be there shortly to check it out. I want to thank you for dropping your link here and for helping make #MarketFriday a success!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I will be over in a few short minutes!

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Thank you so much for dropping your link!

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Dragons!!! Lights!!! I waaaaaaaaaaaaaant!!! I wish the asian community make things like that here!!

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Oh, the dragon was totally amazing and they had him so perfectly displayed to reflect his awesome self and make his bigger than life self spectacular! It was a hit, for sure! The lanterns that were lining the pathway were just so overwhelmingly stunning as they followed in your footsteps.

I had never been there before as it is not here in Washington, DC, but in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, but, I would travel there again for this show. It really was worthy. Chinese New Year is on February 5th! Be on the lookout in Pureto Rico, there has got to be some sort of celebration!

If there is, I hope I get pictures!!!

Have a most wonderful weekend and thanks for dropping in!

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My goodness, what a wonderful, adventure visiting this Chinese Lantern parade. I have never seen anything like this. Did you spend hours visiting each area? It looks huge! And the markets with the craft, I would love to see the glass and painting. This looks like such a happy fun venue. What a post full of so much to read, I could read it a couple of times and still not see everything. Love this Denise, you bring such joy to the Steemit Community :) Your entire post is full of smiles!!

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Thank you so much! This was a surprise visit to this place in actuality! I was visiting down there and it was suggested that we go. I couldn't believe my eyes when I came upon this! It truly was quite the adventure and I have seen the lanterns on Chinese New Year, here in Washington, DC but this festival is built around the Christmas Holiday. It was amazing.

I DID spend hours at each area, I am sure it is obvious. I had to hold back from putting too many pictures up. There was just so much to see, it was like eye candy. I too was taken with the artisans. The work they were doing was so intricate, I was truly surprised at their level of skill. They claim it usually only takes an hour to go through the whole thing, but, I can tell you that it took me closer to five. I wanted to look at everything and there were was so much detail, you had to look twice.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look. It was most wonderful to see you. I hope you have a nice rest of your day and yes!! The weekend is almost upon us!

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Hi, Shaun! @shaunf It really was kind of a cool place to wander about! The lanterns were amazing the way they lines the paths! Can you imagine the setup on a place like that??

Yikes!

Thanks for taking a look and I appreciate you dropping the link here! It always makes it so much easier for me. :)) I hope you have a most wonderful rest of your day and enjoy the weekend! I think I might actually get some snow in the Washington, DC area! Yay! Not.

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Spectacular photos! That's one thing I haven't yet managed to do well, night photography. I need to learn a bit more about my camera to get better results! :-)

This week I have no market shots. Maybe next week I'll find something.

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No worries! It is hard to do it every week, although I do have quite a few who never miss. Night photography took me a while, but, I can say it was trial and error and practicing different things until one day, it all clicked.

Learning everything about your camera is by far the best way to do it. I use YouTube a lot to get a better understanding of things.

Just remember that it doesn't have to be a typical market. We kind of stretch it here. You can get as inventive as you want. This is not a market, but, I did pay to get in here, so therefore it works and it did have a little artisan area, although I didn't focus on it. Thanks for coming by and stroll through some of the other posts, you may see something you like! ;)

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wow beautiful dragon. Colorful place my friend..
Awesome photographs. thanks for share with us..

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Thank you for stopping by @tussar11. I am glad you enjoyed the scenery! I hope you have a most wonderful day and the upcoming weekend!

What an awesome looking festival! An amazing place to experience!

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The festival was a lot of fun and it was the first time I had gone there, so I walked away quite happy with the entire experience. I hope to go there next year and look at it from a different perspective for photographic opportunities.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your day!

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Thank you so much for the generous upvote and for stopping by to take a peek. I will look into your travel project and the Discord Channel, I belong to many channels, just like everyone else.

Have a great day!

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What incredible photos! The colors are simply amazing! That must have been an amazing sight to see!

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Thank you so much! It truly was a spectacular show of color I would have to say that it was the prettiest eye candy that I've seen in a long time. The sheer magnitude of their size alone, especially the Dragon was enough to make you sit up and take notice.

The dragon on the water was over 200 ft long. Coupled with his reflection and it really made for a phenomenal sight. I hope to go back next year as they change the entire thing every year. Thank you for stopping by for a visit. I hope you have a most wonderful day.

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Its really beauty art of the Chinese culture. I have liked Panda Paradise and Umbrella picture. Superb collection
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The Chinese culture is really beautiful in my eyes. There is so much artwork that is intricate and so delicate. These lanterns were all shipped over from China and assemble here in the United States. The pandas were especially nice and I really like them too. So many different ones!

The dragon was pretty amazing in size alone! I think he was over 200 feet long! That is quite huge! His reflection in the water also made him look even larger than life. The umbrellas were also a favorite of mine!

Thank you for dropping your link here! I appreciate it and will be over soon to check yours out! Have a most wonderful weekend!

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Aloooo happy Friday my friend. Trust you have a super sweet weekend and blessing from RSA

https://busy.org/@craigcryptoking/market-friday-with-dswigle

I hate to say 'nice post' reminds me of that horse meme on FB... LOL Spectacular Blog Better? heheh

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Well, yes!! Nice post is one of those spammy little things that we all love to hear, right? Happy Friday to you, Craig! @craigcryptoking It has finally decided to be cooler here and perhaps there may be an inch of snow in my future! I'm okay with that, but, I would want enough to build a snowman!

I will over to check you out in a few, but, in the meantime, you have yourself a most wonderful weekend and I thank you so much for dropping the link here for me!

Cheers! xo

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Thank you my friend and to you too and thanks so much again for the tip really appreciated x x xx

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Oh, you know you are always welcome! Now I have resteemed them all, on to the important part of answering the links! :)

Have a great night!

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Jesus, what a colorful world! I guess I'd spend a few hours just looking at everything. Here's my entry
Funny Mugs and Cacti for MarketFriday Let me know what would you choose :))

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Thank you so much! It really is a colorful festival and everywhere you looked, the color was yelling out to you. It was fun too and it was a joyful night for all of the adults as well as the children. I didn't put up pictures of the performers because frankly, I had so many pictures and I still wanted people to read it. I didn't want them to abandon the post halfway through.

I like posts that have enough pictures to look at. I can remember I was the queen of the one picture post for a while. I had no idea!! :)))

Thank you for dropping a link, I really appreciate it and that you post in the #MarketFriday every week. I hope you have a most wonderful weekend and I will be over to check you out and pick my mug and cacti! I can hardly wait!

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Wow ! So beautiful !

Can't believe how close this is to me and I have never heard of it or seen anyone post about it.

Now I know, right? Here's my link.

https://busy.org/@jacey.boldart/tin-angels

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Oh, yay! I was hoping you would post these beautiful angels! They are the sweetest thing and I actually had no idea that there were tins ones to be had. They really add to the old-timey look ! I am on the hunt for another angel, as I have told you because mine decided she had burned the candle at both ends for too long. It has been a long and wonderful life as she has adorned many a tree, but, when she went unlit this year, it was sad.

May she rest in peace.

I want to thank you for dropping the link here and for posting in the #MarketFriday Challenge. Always appreciated and I look forward to reading your post!

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Edited: I just saw in my brain the part that you wrote about it being close. Yes! It is not far from you and you can still go there until the 13th of this month, which is Sunday! So, you tootle on over there with your sister and get some pictures! You won't be sorry!

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Thank you ! Again !

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Thank you, @steemitboard!

Hi Denise @dswigle,

I am here to point out typos!

First off, thank you for the tip about @keithboone. I am on it and I have birds - so many birds. I'm thrilled to go in on that and will do it weekly. But you have FeatherFriday and FeatheredFriday, so I think one is wrong.

And I think @kalemandra has fridayskyblue unless she changed it :)

AND!

Here is my marketfriday post. We are going back to the Coronado Farmers Market, and I hope you will like the return trip.

https://steemit.com/busy/@fitinfunfood/coronado-farmers-market-friday-and-my-california-twofer-part-two

BUT!

This is not @fitinfun. I am posting food only to @fitinfunfood now - my new baby. It's all food all the time here and I hope you will check me out and follow along.

Your post is spectacular this week. What a find. I'm in a Chinese Neighborhood in KL and the decorations are coming out, but nothing like that so far. Loving the panda tree. I used to go see them at the SD Zoo and this is actually quite realistic!

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Thank you so much! I was posting it still at 5 am and hadn't gone to bed yet, so I was struggling to get it all together so it would be up in a timely manner! :))

I fixed the #FeatheredFriday post, so thank you for pointing it out that I had done it both ways! Wow! What an intro, right? Spelling it wrong and all. As for the #FridaySkyBlue - well, it has morphed into blue on so many posts that I copied it wrong and I may look for another picture for that so that it is correct. Yikes. I really blew it this week. Thanks for the corrections.

How awesome that you are starting another site that can focus on food. I look forward to seeing what you have coming down the line on that one. Yay for the Coronado Farmers Market! We had a lot of fun the last time we went there with you. Return trips are always nostalgic! ;)

I will be checking out your new profile and I am sure to follow. I will just have to remember @fitinfunfood! Oh! You are in a Chinese neighborhood. How surprising! :))) Chinese New Year isn't until February 5th, so be on the lookout in another few weeks for some really spectacular sights! The lantern in this setup were sent from China and they take them down every year and do another different setup the next year! I look forward to YOUR pictures of Chinese New Year! I will be away then, so I will miss it in the Washington, DC area. Sadly!

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Wow very interesting to be in the market and sharing this love watching it