My Life at Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong 2011-2013

Raining Hearts and Sparkles

As last year, the fireworks for Chinese New Year in Hong Kong were absolutely stunning. This time, I didn’t stand at the harbor, but on the roof of a mall. We had a wonderful view onto Central/Causeway Bay, where the fireworks took place – just some rain shields installed on the roof were a bit in the way of my camera. Nonetheless, we got to enjoy a spectacular view among many locals, children and university students, who all gasped at the sky’s sparkling beauty, filling the air with loud oooohs and aaaahs. The sky was absolutely enthralling; the fireworks simply united all of Hong Kong in fascination. Thousands had come to see the wonderful pyrotechnic work, squeezing themselves onto bridges, piers and – like us – mall roofs. When the first red fireworks exploded above us in the dark evening sky at 8pm sharp, everybody started cheering and applauding. That went on for the next twenty minutes, as fireworks in the shapes of 8’s, green and red hearts, and beautiful 3D-flowers appeared over our heads with loud thunder. Sometimes the sky literally just sparkled and glittered! With time, the sky was so light through all the lit-up smoke, that it seemed like day-time. Absolutely fascinating!
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