It being autumn, the zoo’s animals are in their enclosures at nightfall, but we were entertained by the 366 hand-crafted illuminated animals and plants that grace the park at dark this year for the first time: Illuminasia Lantern and Garden Festival, running from Sept. 17 through Nov. 1.
Illuminasia is a delight of Chinese lantern sculptures made of steel wire and polyester. Well, that’s like saying the Mona Lisa is a picture made of oils. These are truly works of art, a delight for the senses.
The detail in these lanterns was exquisite.
When Illuminasia closes, the zoo will prepare for Zoo Lights, the holiday festival of lights. Lights on snow? Yes, please!