Dozens of larger-than-life lanterns inspired by ancient Chinese army were lit up in Edinburgh last week, for the Chinese New Year celebrations.hey are 90 brightly colored, illuminated sculptures crafted by Chinese artist Xia Nan and are installed at the Edinburgh University Old College Quadrangle. Originally created for the Bejing Olympics and now touring the world, the Lanterns of Terracota Army are inspired by the famous Terracotta Warriors but here they are done like Chinese paper lanterns.
Up to 2.5 meters tall, these larger-than-life lantern warriors include men with horses, women, and children. When lit, their bodies shine beautiful hues of red, green, white, and blue. What a fantastic realisation !