Every year in October the city's main newspaper (that is, the one that actually prints news as opposed to the effluent that comes out of the laughingly described News Corporation) the Sydney Morning Herald runs an event known as Good Food Month. Part of this consists of Noodle Nights in Hyde Park, where mainly Asian food vendors set up temporary stalls to sell their wares.
Hence, the Chinese lanterns that appear here at the entrance to the park.
To be honest I like the idea of Noodle Night more than the actuality of it. Part of that has to do with the fact that I have a 2 hour rather than a half hour commute home these days, so I have to keep one eye on the clock at all times rather than just being able to hang out for as long as I feel like.
But the other thing is that even when you do get the food, you have to find a vacant chair to eat it, or you can sit on the ground, but in any case you're going to be juggling the stuff around with no real utensils and no place to wash your hands afterwards.
Will I go next year? Most likely. It's still an event.
I was really trying to shoot the lanterns alone here; the kids jumping up toward them were just a fortuitous event. The image has again been cropped to give it a panoramic appearance, rather than being an actual panorama.