Chinese Lantern Festival

Chinese Lantern Festival 1

Chinese Lantern Festival 1

Chinese Lantern Festival 2

Chinese Lantern Festival 2

Chinese Lantern Festival 3

Chinese Lantern Festival 3

The Chinese Lantern Festival came to Fair Park during the 2012 State Fair of Texas; it was such a huge hit, it was extended until the end of the year — well past the State Fair run.

A sea of beautiful plants, creatures and architecture — all made out of fabric and lit from the inside.

Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 1

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 1

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 2

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 2

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 3

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 3

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 4

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 4

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 5

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 5

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 6

Dallas Arboretum Chihuly 6

This beautiful exhibit inhabited The Dallas Arboretum for most of 2012. Spikes, balls, curly cues and spirals with the sun shining through — absolutely spectacular!

Although the glass was extremely colorful, the black and white photos are particularly striking.