They’re not shooting at us, are they??

First a loud bang, followed by a bright flash out of the corner of my eye, over by the window.  Then another one.  Not really what I was expecting sitting in the hotel room this evening while enjoying a bit of a siesta and getting ready to head out to dinner.  So the wise-assed comment slipped out.  The good news is that they certainly were not.  It was an impromptu fireworks show, right outside our window.  So I grabbed my camera and held down the shutter button:

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The five minute long flurry was actually pretty impressive.  Nothing close to the Hong Kong New Year celebration or a typical NYC show, but considering the fact that they were launched by some guy standing on the median in the middle of the road outside our hotel while traffic was still flowing normally and that they didn’t get up much higher than 100 feet in the air, a pretty good show.  Certainly better than anything else I was expecting to see tonight.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.