Lions, Dragon and Fairies, oh my!

What do a 200-ft-long dragon, a half-dozen lions, and a few fairies have in common? They're all handcrafted life-sized fabric and light structures on display at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square in Philadelphia. I came across these glowing lanterns on an evening walk around the city in early June.   Not one for crowds I debated whether it was worth the 20-minute wait and $17 admission fee to enter the gates. But as I stood in line and listened to the Asian music flowing over the Square's brick walls and peered through the trees at the tops of the [...]