Wednesday, October 3, 2007

October 1 National Day

Monday, October 1, was a national holiday in Hong Kong and one of the three times a year when there are fireworks in the harbour. The Chinese invented fireworks over 2,000 years ago. The display was amazing especially because the fireworks are reflected off the water and windows of the buildings. We tried to go to the Tsim Sha Tsui harbour front to watch them but it was so crowded we couldn't even get down there. The roads around TST were closed for traffic and were filled with pedestrians, as you can see in the pictures. So we came back to the hotel and watched the show from the roof, which was a great vantage point. Once in our apartment, we'll have an excellent view of the next fireworks display on Chinese New Year. It was a fun night.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

pretty! the crowds would freak me out!