Sunday, November 04, 2007

Happy Leif Erikson, er, Guy Fawkes Day



Guy Fawkes Day, aka Bonfire Night, is the holiday named after the villain, unless you're Roman Catholic, in which case, well, never mind, it gets really complicated and, oooo, look over there, things are popping and exploding in mid-air!

We went up to the Alexandra Palace, (the "Ally Pally"), and watched one of London's organized fireworks displays last night. I won't go into the details of getting there and back, other than to say it proves an earlier point I made about London's inability to manage mass events, so those who are planning to come to the 2012 Olympics are forewarned. We shared space with a lot of folks, including some who liked their personal displays along with the organized fireworks ....


See what you can do when you insist on shooting only in natural light?

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5 Comments:

Blogger oldest kid said...

What's the connection to Leif Erikson?

9:58 PM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

Leif Erikson Day is Oct. 9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Erikson_Day

3:40 AM  
Blogger Smitty Werbenmanjensen said...

I forgot which month it was.

8:33 AM  
Blogger oldest kid said...

There are always such huge celebrations for Leif that I can't imagine how you could forget....

12:42 PM  
Blogger MKOK said...

Yes, it's a real excuse to skip work.

11:41 PM  

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