Arts

Fancy Animal Carnival

Story and Photos by Victoria Pickering

The Fancy Animal Carnival has just arrived in town.  You’ll find the animals at CityCenter, the park at 6th and Mass, and 13th and NY Avenue.  In addition to these giant animals, there is also a small fancy sheep which will move around downtown D.C.

The sculptures are by the Taiwanese artist Hung Yi.  The decorations on the animals are based on Taiwanese folk culture and symbols of good luck.

All images © 2017 Victoria Pickering

I'm a D.C. native, but have only been taking photos for about five years. Even in that time, I've seen so many changes in D.C., and am increasingly interested in photographing the things in D.C. that are temporary or may be demolished, and the people who interact with the city. When I'm not out photographing, I'm a web developer.