Adventure Time: Norfolk, VA Edition (Round 2 – Lantern Asia Exhibit)

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Perfect slogan. It truly was art and magic.

Back in April, Al and I wanted to check out LanternAsia at the Norfolk Botanical Garden for ourselves. We had heard rave reviews and seen the advertisements everywhere. It was the first exhibition of its kind to come to Norfolk and the Garden – and it was completely worth it! It was so popular that it was decided that the exhibit would be extended for an extra week, in time for Mother’s Day. By that week, nearly 90,000 visitors had come to see the mix of art and magic.

We journeyed out to the Garden around 4:00 p.m. on an unseasonably chilly April afternoon. I’m glad we bought our tickets online. It wasn’t packed, but we knew it would be by nightfall.


Art by day.

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Hanging flowers over the first footbridge.

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One of my favorite pieces. This was constructed entirely of china/porcelain bowls, spoons, plates, cups, and saucers – All held together by fishing line and wires. Amazing!

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Fabric on top, and thousands of glasses with colored water on the bottom. Incredible!

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The magnificent dragon.

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Moons and stars.

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During our visit, this was one of the few roses in bloom in their amazing Bicentennial Rose Garden.

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Fabulous archways at the end of the tour.


Magic by night.

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Taj Mahal.

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The dragon.

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A fan ablaze in flowers and light.

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Japan Fuji Mountain.

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The moon and stars light up the night.

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Amazing display towards the end of the tour. The archways are in the background.

I was in awe. I’m so glad we saw the exhibit during the day and at night. It was such a festive atmosphere. Traditional music played throughout, and different countries in Asia were represented. The information platforms were great.

I’ll have these, and the rest of my photos, in a Facebook album later today. It was an amazing experience!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Adventure Time: Norfolk, VA Edition (Round 2 – Lantern Asia Exhibit)

  1. Beautiful photos – the lanterns are stunning.

  2. Very cool pictures! I love the tea pot one!

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