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May 23rd, 2009 · 9 Comments

This is one thing you will see in Chinese wedding. During the olden days, they would be using the kerosene lamps. Nowadays, there are many modern designs available and most of them are made from plastic and lighted up with electricity or using batteries.

The lamps are placed in the room of the newly-wed. It symbolizes the couple will have son(s) when they have kids. The lamp will only be turned on during the wedding day.

wedding

Location: My friend’s room.
Comments: Cropped the main section, resized, adjusted the curves a bit.
Taken with: Canon DIGITAL IXUS i zoom
Date taken: 1/3/2007

Tags: Camera Types · Canon DIGITAL IXUS i zoom · PhotoHunt

9 comment so far ↓

  • 1 RJ Flamingo // May 23, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Interesting custom. The lamps are lovely and your photo of them is great! I always have difficulty shooting lit objects. Nice!

    Mine’s up, too!

  • 2 Cindy O // May 23, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Aloha!
    Yes .. very interesting. Great picture too..even with the lighting.
    http://upcountrysmiles.com
    Stop by!
    Cindy O

  • 3 YTSL // May 23, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Aaah, double happiness to the newly weds — and hopefully to you too! :)

  • 4 Tara R. // May 23, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    These lamps are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the story behind them.

  • 5 Anneke // May 23, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    They are lovely lamp, all the same. I’d be inclined to use them after the wedding….

    Mine is up.
    http://mudpuddle.wordpress.com/2009/05/22/photohunter-plastic

  • 6 Anna // May 23, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Interesting! :)

    Have a nice weekend!

  • 7 srp // May 24, 2009 at 9:37 am

    It is always so interesting to see the different cultural traditions. Nice glow. Mine is up here.

  • 8 Irene // May 24, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for the visit everyone :) Have a great week ahead.

  • 9 kim // May 25, 2009 at 3:43 am

    PERFECT! I love what you came up with. So clever. Great photo.

    I played too! I’m just running behind in visiting others. Come on over.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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