Darwin shopping Chinese Dragon style

Competition was fierce for computing bargains in Harvey Norman today perhaps he’s been listening in to Roots Tech 2012.

Then the Dragon made his way to the appliance section accompanied by loud drumming from his friends.

Having intimidated the competition by staring them in the eye.

He became submissive waiting for his reward of lettuce.

No doubt his presence will be auspicious for Harvey Norman’s business throughout 2012. I’m glad we saw him today because he’s eluded us at every turn this year.

The Dragon and Lion dancing troupe from the Chung Wah Society play an important role in Darwin’s events and of course Chinese New Year is a highlight. I suspect I’m wrong calling this handsome fella a Dragon and that’s he’s actually a Lion but old habits die hard.

Chinese Beach Art – Museum & Art Gallery of NT

This photo was taken some years ago during the NT Writers’ Festival. As this weekend celebrates Chinese New Year 2012, Year of the Dragon,  it seemed an appropriate image. I particularly like how art reflects nature with the the ribbons on the art work mirroring the pandanus fronds.