Thursday, February 14, 2008

Chinese New Year Fireworks

After a liiiiitle bit too much mulled wine, I left my camera at Daniela and Gerald's place after their Chinese New Year party, so I am only just able to post this:

This is not an isolated event- these kind of fireworks are displayed- nay detonated- outside almost every building and free space in Shanghai during the new year celebrations, and can go on for days or even a week. And it's not just at midnight- it goes on for hours!

At Daniela and Gerald's place we were on the 24th floor, so they are somewhat above many of the explosions, however you can just imagine the barrage from our place on the 7th floor.

It doesn't exactly make for a peaceful holiday.

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