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Did You See London’s New Year’s 2019 Fireworks — Well Worth Watching.

by Anura Guruge



Now this was a REAL fireworks show. WOW. And a political message at the end, to boot. Only us Brits can pull off something as magnificent as this.

I have been meaning to share this since the start of 2019. Just kept on getting distracted by other stuff. Well, better late than never.

Enjoy.


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I Took 27,000 Pictures (i.e., Photographs) In 2018!

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On January 1st of each year (of late), I create a folder with that year’s name for ALL the pictures I am going to take that year.

So, a year ago I created a ‘2018’ folder on my Drobo RAID storage unit.

Today, I created the ‘2019’ folder. But, before doing that I checked the ‘2018’ folder.

26,625 STORED pictures (i.e., individual files) in 96 folders. I create a folder for each month BY CAMERA! So, in the image above you will see a7 (i.e., Sony a7 II), a6500 (i.e., Sony a6500) and Pixel 2 (my Google Pixel 2 phone).

I took more pictures that this. These are but the ones I kept. I deleted a few hundred more. Just yesterday, after the fireworks, I deleted about 30 that did not make the cut.

So, this comes to 74 pictures a day. That makes sense. Most days I shoot between 25 — 35, but there are days I shoot upwards of 900!

Remember that I also post at least 7 pictures EVERY DAY and I did NOT miss a single day in 2018. That means I have posted, on this blog, at least 2,555 pictures in 2018! Since I invariably post more than 7, most days, the number, in reality, is probably over 3,000 pictures! That is a lot — but it also means I have 23,625 pictures I have NOT share with YOU! That is sobering.

 


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Wolfeboro, N.H.: ‘Last Night 2018’ Fireworks — THE Pictures.

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I have always maintained that there is no such thing as a bad fireworks show. They are all good, by default and definition.

So, these fireworks, at the ungodly early hour of 6:30pm, were good. People liked them. They applauded and honked their horns. So, that alone was good.

It was sure cheerful and a nice prelude to the snowstorm that was on the way. As it transpires the timing kind of worked out. Per the weather forecasts it did start snowing sharp at 8pm.

Not that many people and Wolfeboro was rather quiet. No traffic, whatsoever.

To I, New Year’s Eve is not complete without fireworks. So, I am indeed glad that we went.

Happy New Year.


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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire Fireworks — July 4, 2018.

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The Wolfeboro (New Hampshire), 4th of July fireworks, as ever were good. As good as you can get with hand fired fireworks I would think — though I could be wrong. From what we can see all the fireworks are set off by three intrepid souls carrying flares and scuttling, like beatles, from one pod to another. As always the Wolfeboro fireworks were much better than those of Alton the previous night — but that is to expected, Wolfeboro being one of the wealthiest towns in the State.

Good crowd and LOTS of boats (especially in contrast to Alton, the night before).

We sat, as ever, on the grass bank, in Brewster, right across from the field where the fireworks are set off. It was the most crowded that we have experienced. This time, after last year’s fiasco, we parked at Huggins Hospital and walked. Getting back on Rte 28 was a piece of cake, so I suspect this will become the new norm.

Unlike Alton, which started late, Wolfeboro, started right on time at 9:30pm … with some folks even having a countdown to 9:30 which proved to be spot on. That was cool. The show lasted 26-minutes. So, it was all good.

I will never rate a public firework display as even been a total disaster — provided they get at least a few up in the sky. In my book all firework shows are ‘good’ by definition, though some, of course, are much better than others, and you are unlikely to get a truly spectacular one in New Hampshire outside of the BIG cities and Jaffery (the home of ‘Atlas Fireworks’).


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Alton, New Hampshire Fireworks — July 3, 2018.

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It was the usual mediocre July 3rd fireworks, to mark July 4th, which is what us long term locals have come to expect from Alton.  Alton does noticeably better when it come to the “Old Home Day” fireworks in August. That is just how things are in Alton — in terms of how they spend their fireworks budget.

The 2018 July 3rd Alton fireworks did NOT deviate from that norm. They were not spectacular — just a halfhearted firework show. BUT, in my book any firework show is a firework show. As usual there was nothing to write home about — but just enough for this blog post. Another beautiful evening. Goldilocks. The weather was just perfect.

For the second year in a row it was not that crowded. That worries me.


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Alton, New Hampshire “July 4” 2018 Fireworks — 9:20pm, On Tuesday, July 3 (THREE).

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This band will perform, beforehand, from 7pm to 9pm.

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Unlike with some prior years weather, in 2018, should not be a factor. I just checked again. Looks good — bar a totally unexpected thunderstorm due to the heat.

As always Alton’s fireworks are never on the 4th. That days is left for the ‘Big Boys’ like Wolfeboro.

So, Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 9:20pm at ‘The Bay‘.

The Pete Kilpatrick Band‘ will perform starting at 9pm.


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