There are nightly fireworks displays that occur around 1:30 am each day. We decided to take a nap and get up and go see one.

After waking up we found a nice little Italian restaurant and had dinner with a bottle of one of the local wines. It was quite tasty.

After dinner we headed out to see the fireworks.

A large group of people gathered on one of the bridges that goes over the dry riverbed very near the hotel so we staked out a spot about an hour in advance.

Cynthia wanted photographic evidence that she was actually out after midnight.

There was a very cool group of drummers getting the crowd worked up

As it turned out, it was a good thing we got there early as the fireworks started abut 20 minutes ahead of schedule.

Walking back there was a near miss as someone from down in the riverbed was lobbing fireworks up on to the sidewalk from down below. Not just the splody kind. They were like bottle rockets only bigger…and flying randomly. It was actually a bit frightening.

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2 thoughts on “Fireworks

  • March 16, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Nice fireworks! I’ve never been able to capture them on film (or memory card).

  • March 17, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Very nice shots!! I love that you don’t use flash at night! It gives a much nicer feel.

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