I don’t want to reinforce stereotypes, and hope not to be accused of orientalism, but I have to admit that I do like lanterns. Because they are pretty, and shiny, and, often, red. They can serve a variety of purposes, as can be seen from the images below, and yes, they are the inspiration for our ChinaConnectU logo as well. So I’m proud to present my collection of lanterns:














Next week another exiting photo Friday topic: Doors! If you have a request for specific topic, please do let me know (mar@berkshirepublishing.com), and I’ll do my best to find a suitable picture in my archives!