Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Chinese Independence

It's National Holday week here in China, which also coincides with the Moon Festival, a time to spend time with your family and enjoy the harvest moon. That's cause enough for a week off from school! Sunday night a friend got us some tickets to a fireworks display on the Yangtze. If there was ever any doubt that the Chinese invented fireworks, I can personally testify that it is true. For the finale there were fireworks exploding right out of the surface of the water! There was one set that exploded in traditional Chinese red paper lanterns that floated down with glowing streamers. I didn't get a very good picture of it, unfortuantely. Still, on the whole, they were...

Fireworks 1

"The finest rockets ever seen..."

Fireworks 8

"They burst in stars of blue and green..."

Fireworks 4

"And after thunder, golden showers..."

Fireworks 14

"Came falling like a rain of flowers."


Ike Graul said...

- Samwise Gamgee?

Amanda Peterson said...

Got to be Samwise.