Festival of lights

Just barely visible through the city skyline from our balcony, the Vancouver Festival of Lights – an annual international fireworks display competition which draws tens of thousands of spectators to the shores of English Bay – began last night.

The sky flaring red. Copyright © 2018 Wayne and Elizabeth Saewyc

This looks like it might have been cool, eh? But this is what it really looked like.

Just barely visible, fireworks through the skyline. Copyright © 2018 Wayne and Elizabeth Saewyc

The fireworks were barely visible, that small central flash in the photo above being about all that could be seen. Still quite cool, but not so awe-inspiring from this remove.

The display was still impressive, and long! about 30 minutes of continuous high, middle, and low fireworks choreographed to music (to which we did not figure out how to listen.)  But the glow of of the blasts was sometimes over-powered by the rather closer constantly rotating rainbow colours of BC Place stadium lit up in anticipation of next weekend’s Vancouver Pride events.