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Old May 6th, 2005, 09:52 PM   #21
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Thunder Over Louisville is the largest annual fireworks in North America and possibly the world. It is around 60 tons and 50,000 shells. I have been to it 14 times. It is more exciting than the Derby itself, IMHO.

The largest fireworks show ever in the world was held on July 4, 2000 in NYC for the OpSail2000. It had barges in both the East and Hudson rivers as well as in the harbor too.

As far as New Years Eve, Times Square is the de facto official celebration. I was there for the millennium and it was well worth the 20 hour wait. It was electrifying beyond belief to actually be there in person!
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Sydney, New York, Rio de Janeiro and London are my favourites.
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Old May 7th, 2005, 06:09 PM   #23
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i can't help but feel that if the UK didn't have fireworks night (to celebrate stopping the gunpowder plot to blow up parliament being stopped) that fireworks would be a bigger part of new year celebrations.
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London, and Sydney. Sydney is nothing special though, just the scenery looks good.
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Old May 9th, 2005, 11:00 AM   #25
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London, and Sydney. Sydney is nothing special though, just the scenery looks good.
Having a big steel girder bridge helps though - Like Sydney, Brisbane and Louisville.
It brings another dimension to a fireworks display that other cities just can't compete with.

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Old May 9th, 2005, 12:29 PM   #26
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Antwerp has a nice firework with New Year, shot up from the Schelde (river Scheldt).

At the beach of Knokke, there's a yearly firework contest, so during a few weeks, you can see a firework every day.
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Old May 10th, 2005, 03:34 AM   #27
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No steel girders needed for HK.. Haha. Magnificent.
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Those lights above Hong Kong look like the lights that we had in Brisbane for the 50 year VP day celebrations (Victory over Japan). 10 years ago when I arrived in Brisbane for 6 months we had all these search lights above the city every night - looked awsome!!!

Wish they'd do it for the 60 year anniversary.

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