The year of the tiger starts today and Victoria's Chinatown
is decorated in preparation for the
new lunar year celebrations.
All along the streets there are large red lanterns
strung high above the cherry and pine trees.
The color red represents happiness and good luck
and the pine tree represents longevity and endurance.
Having a pine tree on your property
is said to bring good fortune,
(and, according to Linny lore, a painting of one will as well!)
oil on canvas
20 x 10