Slightly delayed after being ritually humilated in Cheshire, here’s last night’s Blackheath fireworks display as captured by my superb new toy, the Flip Video Ultra HD camera. It was a damn good show – and proof that as far as Greenwich and Lewisham councils are concerned, sometimes sending a chunk of tax money up in smoke can be a popular thing…. see if you can hear the chap behind us who was getting a little over-excited at the whizz-bangs.
Incidentally, what was with fencing off the southern side of Blackheath? It didn’t seem to do anything over than create a bottleneck when trying to leave after the fireworks finshed.
Just by way of comparison, here’s the fireworks at Fallas in Valencia – this is the showcase Nit Del Foc, which takes place at 2am on the penultimate night of the festival. The first time I ever went to Fallas, I thought it made Guy Fawkes’ Night look like a night with your dad and some sparklers in the back garden. But it’s actually difficult to compare the two – Guy Fawkes’ Night marks the onset of winter, Fallas the milder conditions of spring. If anything, the Spanish seem to prioritise sound over visuals in their displays.