Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Guy Fawkes Night

Today is Guy Fawkes Night. Basically it's a celebration of the night a gunpowder plot to blow up the House of Parliaments in London was foiled. The plot was made by a bunch of Catholics who were against protestants (i think) and Guy Fawkes was the guy who made the explosives.

What has New Zealand got to do with it? Well New Zealand was under the British colony and...yea that's it.

Anyway, Guy Fawkes Night is the only time people can sell, buy and play fireworks legally and the days leading up to today (starting on the 1st i think) there has been fireworks lighting the sky every night. And since i stay on the top floor of an apartment with a balcony overlooking the little town of Mount Wellington, i have a pretty spectacular view of the fireworks and all.

No, this image i stole from the internet because my cybershot phone is awesome...but not that awesome.

Anyway, i took a small video just to show just how many houses were playing with fireworks. it's quite pretty, but i don't know if u can see it clearly...=)
video

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