Back in the day (200 B.C), a natural firecracker was produced i.e. roasted bamboos to create a loaded noise with the intention to ward off bad jujus in a splendid manner. It’s 2013 and firecrackers are not about dispersing the evil anymore. It’s a business where billions are spent, a trend, a magic of science. It’s a Pyrotechnic.
Artists today from all over the world have started to go all out by experimenting with ideas and turning this into something grand.
So now the question is, where can you catch a glimpse of these elaborate symphonies of illumination?
1.Fourth of July, Washington D.C: Lighting is concentrated more on the red and blue when it comes to the firework displays, representing the colour of the U.S flag. Add to that a spectacular background of DC monuments, U.S capitol dome and the National Mall synchronizing the grand lighting with the National anthem and it will feel like a dream come true for every eyes and ears.
2.La Fête de la Bastille, Paris: The city ‘For lovers only’ monumentalize 14th July, also known as Bastille Day, by illuminating its entire skyline with fireworks and lights, often in the vicinity of Eifel Tower, giving it a more romantic touch. Such is the intensity that by the end you are left humming two words: C'est belle! Bet a bottle of Chateauneuf du pape, some good food, some great company and that great view sounds like a tempting idea right now.
3.Festa del Redentore, Venice: An event held every July which began as a thanks offering for the end of the terrible plague, 1576, today is now celebrated as a great excuse for partying. By the eve, several balloons and garland laden boats are set up at the Saint Mark’s basin where everyone awaits the fireworks to set off.
4.New Year’s Eve, Sydney Harbor: This is one day when Sydney truly comes alive. With the city showboating the New Year spirit, with its magnificent midnight fireworks featuring the iconic Sydney harbor bridge, this is one city you would not be able to simply overpass.
It’s pretty simple. You want to experience something ethereal and off-course if you have a bucket list, check these four places, during these times of the year, off your list.
Flickr Photo Credits: dpbirds, Joshveitchmichaelis, Joseph DiPalma-Fragetta, hammondKphotography