This morning Claire and I walked down into China Town. I had never been to the New Year’s celebration before. This year I want to go to more festivals and events in and around Manchester for photographs and my own general interest. We arrived at around mid day and positioned ourselves at the front of the barriers. There were hundreds of people there, after waiting for about an hour and more and more people piling in behind us the parade started. I realised I was definitely not in the best position for photographing the parade. The sun was reflecting in the background so it was hard for me to get even lighting on the subjects. As such, I’m not happy with the pictures that I took, but the Chinese dragon and the whole parade was very impressive. Despite the crowds I am happy I went and would probably go again next year.