Yes we are on the road again. Right now we are on the first leg leading up to the main event. We arrived late yesterday afternoon at the apartment a friend lent us for a few days. We are in the West End of Vancouver not far from the water and up high in a high-rise apartment building. Last night happened to be the finals in a fireworks competition. We had a perfect view of the event. After the bulk of the crowd arrived to see the event – it rained. Enough rain to get everyone nice and wet, and then moved on. It sure was nice to be inside a building watching from above.:D
It was the Chinese for the final show in the Festival of Fire. Many countries come to compete in this event. What they do is shoot fireworks off to music that is played at the event and also broadcast on the radio. IT WAS AMAZING. Pictures do not do it justice. They can’t show you how right on they are to the music. As the music softens so does the fireworks. When the music builds; you guessed it, so do the fireworks.
You can see what an amazing view we had of the event. We were told that about 500,000 people came to watch the event. What a great way to start a trip.
This picture is of the hotel we are staying in – with a kitchen of course. We are the floor above the red awning and the middle cluster of windows.