Postcard Perfect — By Rachel Greenberg on January 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm

We fell in love with this image of an artisan preparing herself for the Chinese New Year celebrations in San Francisco. Pier 27 on the Embarcadero is where all the float and parade materiel is storied before the big day, and we can only imagine the excitement and nerves before the hours-long parade hits city streets.

San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest in North America and represents the biggest community of Chinese outside of Asia. Its iconic buildings and vibrant community are prized by the city of San Francisco, and their Chinese New Year parade has everything from stilt-walkers, to lavish floats, to fiery dragons.

Gung Hay Fat Choy and happy Year of the Dragon!

Tags: Chinatown, Chinese New Year, San Francisco

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