The Sky of Desires
Thursday, 03 November 2011 20:05

Lantern Launch

"The Sky of Desires" is the most popular Lantern launch in Russia. Everyone gets together to illuminate the night sky with bright colors of St Petersburg. This is a very beautiful and romantic spectacle, and all hand-made. 

Additional information: A thin drawing paper is used, which is completely dissolved from the heat, the torch entirely burns through and falls to the ground. Only a bamboo hoop is left, which decomposes like any branch fallen from a tree.

The torch flies high into the sky, and as it gains altitude, it reaches heights where oxygen levels are lower, allowing it to go out gradually and naturally. 

Flashlights can be purchased directly at the event (200 rubles)

November 12th, from 8 pm to 9:30 pm, Field of Mars


City Gallery