Monday, September 03, 2007

Rousing welcome

Our first night in Edinburgh happened to be the last night of the Festival, and after an afternoon power nap and a little walk to familiarize ourselves with the local area we were treated to a display of fireworks over Edinburgh Castle. Who knew that our hotel would be ideally situated to enjoy the pyrotechnics? The display was choreographed to the orchestra, which we had playing on the radio while we watched. Rumor has it that there were 100,000 units (what do you call individual fireworks?) set off, an impressive display, The streets were blocked off in all directions, and in the lull in the usual city traffic the cabs pulled over to the curb to take in the finale. Today the sun is out and the breeze has abated, and it looks like it's going to be a fine day.

5 comments:

Maricello said...

Wow, gorgeous photo! What a great welcome to the city! Enjoy yourself.

ola del m rio said...

Oh how beautiful it must have been to have the fireworks set to music.

Rallentando said...

Welcome to the UK!

Rallentando said...

By the way, I'm really enjoying the photos!

Gottagopractice said...

Thank you all. I'll be trying to preserve my memories in small chunks, having too many trips I barely remember in spite of boxes of photos.