London, UK; February 2005
London has a large Chinese community and every year for Chinese New Year there’s a huge parade from Trafalgar Square, up Charing Cross Road and into Chinatown. Lion dancers prance the streets of Chinatown, devouring lettuces that hang out of shop windows. (The lettuces are not the point; they contain money and this is one of the main community fundraising events of the year). All around, street vendors sell tasty snacks and pinches of gunpowder wrapped in newspaper that let off a loud bang when you throw it to the ground. In my first year in London, I went to watch the parade with my boyfriend and half a dozen friends, and took this snap of a man in an opera costume.
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