Aug 3, 2008

Celebration of Light (4) - バンクーバー花火大会④

Today was the final day of the Celebration of Light.

In order to avoid the traffic of cars and people, we decided to go to the other side of the water in Jericho Beach. Funny that everyone seemed to be thinking the same...

Still, we had a plenty of space to ourselves on the beach without our view being blocked by other people. The only "disturbance" was the sound of the water, which prevented us from listening to music and hearing the bang!

I was somewhat surprised by the size of the fireworks they had for the finale of the event. They seemed more focused on presentation or "prettiness", and were smaller than I expected. I don't think this was to do with where we were watching the fireworks.

Having said that, the fireworks were good, and some of the photos that I took came out very nicely.

Once the fireworks were over, we decided to head to a bar for quick drink to avoid the traffic. This idea vanished as soon as we hit the road as we immediately faced the reality of being stuck in traffic. It took us over an hour to get back to Granville Street. Shocking!

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今日は Celebration of Light の最終日。

車や人の波を避けるために、イングリッシュ・ベイの反対側のジェリコ・ビーチに行くことにした。可笑しなことに結構同じことを考えてる人が多いこと...。

それでもスペースはたっぷりあって、他の人に眺めをブロックされることもなく花火を楽しめた。唯一の「邪魔物」というと波の音で、バチャバチャうるさくて音楽も花火の爆音も聞けないくらい!

今日がイベント最後の日ということもあって、花火の大きさにいささか驚かされた。見た目というか「可愛さ」にどっちかというと偏っていて、期待していたものよりかなり小さかった。これは僕たちが花火を見た場所のせいではないと思う。

とは言え、花火はなかなか良かったし、撮った写真の何枚かは結構うまく行った。

花火が終わった後、渋滞を避けるために一杯飲みに行くことにした。ところが車に乗ってすぐに身動きできない大渋滞という現実を突きつけられ、飲みに行くというプランは一瞬にして消えることに。グランビル・ストリートまで帰ってくるのに1時間もかかってしまう始末。恐ろし~ぃ!





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