Evanescent..Just like Fireworks!

From the moment I read Evanescent I can feel everything around me fading away..

Just like fireworks.

They shoot up and brighten the whole sky in vibrant colors and vanish into darkness of the night..

Let me share with you some memories of the most amazing fireworks I ever got to witness. It was one of the best nights of my life.

Living in Dubai, I got to know that that Dubai is attempting largest ever firework display on New Year’s Eve 2014.

Loaded with incorrect instruction, we walked 7 km on that frosty night to reached a spot which was centre of the whole display. It was tiring and frustrating ..let’s say we Survived the night

But the moment fireworks began… I got lost in its magic for good 15 to 20 minutes.

It was a breathtaking … magnificent…hypnotizing!

This is what the papers said next day:-

“Dubai’s New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza has officially been confirmed a Guinness World Record, with the governing body counting 479,651 shells successfully released in the six-minute show.

Within the first 60 seconds, Dubai fired enough shells to break the previous record, a 64-minute show of 77,282 fireworks displayed by Kuwait in November 2012.

About 80,000 shells were fired in the mega show each minute and 1,332 fireworks a second.

Adjudicators for Guinness have been scouring the sites around the Palm and World Islands in the emirate trying to physically count and verify the final numbers for the record attempt, which had been 10-months in planning with 5,000 man hours to pull it off.

Talal Omar, a Guinness adjudicator, said: “This is an iconic record title that has been challenged and broken on a phenomenal scale by Dubai. I am pleased to confirm that Dubai has achieved a Guinness World Record title for the largest fireworks display.”

The show was spread over 95 kilometres of seafront with a team of more than 1,000 experts and 200 pyrotechnicians from the UAE and abroad.

The event marked the end of a year which had seen Dubai awarded World Expo 2020”

 

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