Exactly a week ago, was the Chinese New Year Twilight Parade that runs each year from Town Hall through George Street with a fireworks finale at Cockle Bay.
This year I decided to get the seats as it was pretty crowded last year and I couldn't be bothered standing (I know, so lazy!) I chose the George street seats, and we were seated right next to Town Hall.
The lions waiting to be 'awakened'
Clover Moore making her speech, this was followed by all the special guests painting the eyes and tying on the bows to awaken the spirit of the lions
And then they're awake!