Scheveningen, Fireworks!

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International Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
Yearly in August the International Fireworks Competition takes place in Scheveningen. It is a three-day, well-visited (if not overcrowded), Fireworks Festival. Day after day competitors from all over the world compete with showcases of their best fireworks. The Competition is the pinnacle of the fireworks festival that takes place several weekends in July and August.

This year we decided to overcome our aversion of large crowds and join the other (over one hundred thousand) spectators of this magnificent show. So, with the camera firmly secured on tripod and food & beverage at hand, we settled on one of the best spots to view the colourful display the countries had in store for the 29th time this festival commenced.

It is always a gamble where to take post along the coast. The fireworks are lit from barges afloat at sea. Depending on wind and waves, in line with safety regulations, it is only minutes before the display that the captain decides where to 'park' the barge. We got lucky; he parked right in front of us. And we got even more lucky; it so happened that the magnificent show we saw, was in fact the winning display of Mexico.
Petra2111 says:
Hahaha ja wie weet! Tot augustus dan maar!!:-)
Posted on: May 06, 2011
Sweetski says:
Bedankt Petra. Ja, dat festival is een jaarlijks hoogtepunt. Wellicht kom ik je wel tegen in Augustus :)
Posted on: May 06, 2011
Petra2111 says:
Scheveningen blijft een geweldige plek! Ga al sinds jaar en dag naar het vuurwerkfestival, en zitten dan op het strand met een hapje en drankje, gezellig hoor! hihi Toffe foto┬┤s Rudolph!!
Posted on: May 06, 2011
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We got there a good hour and a hal…
We got there a good hour and a ha…
The ice-cream vendor preparing for…
The ice-cream vendor preparing fo…
Hundred thousand people enjoy the …
Hundred thousand people enjoy the…
On top of that bastion is where I …
On top of that bastion is where I…
First glance
First glance
And were off!
And we're off!
So bright, looked like daylight
So bright, looked like daylight
Different colours in each half. Ho…
Different colours in each half. H…
looked like a face to me :)
looked like a face to me :)
Lovely feathery ones
Lovely feathery ones
purple rain
'purple rain'
winnowing-fan of firework
winnowing-fan of firework
Big bang theory on display here
Big bang theory on display here
Bright yellow, for Bev :)
Bright yellow, for Bev :)
Classic palm-tree shape
Classic 'palm-tree' shape
Can you hear the crackling sound t…
Can you hear the crackling sound …
My favourite colour: Blue :)
My favourite colour: Blue :)
All shades of reds and purples
All shades of reds and purples
Spreading out even in the sky
Spreading out even in the sky
So much going on at the same time
So much going on at the same time
More blue and orange :)
More blue and orange :)
Almost looks like Chinese characte…
Almost looks like Chinese charact…
I think it resembles blossom :)
I think it resembles blossom :)
Each going its own way, but from t…
Each going its own way, but from …
Crossing arrows 1
Crossing arrows 1
Crossing arrows 2
Crossing arrows 2
Crossing arrows 3, my favourite of…
Crossing arrows 3, my favourite o…
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
That mint green colour was spectac…
That mint green colour was specta…
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
And more blue for me to enjoy
And more blue for me to enjoy
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
A ferry wheel shaped one
A ferry wheel shaped one
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
@ Fireworks Festival Scheveningen
I wouldnt want to be on that barge
I wouldn't want to be on that barge
The grand finale 1
The grand finale 1
The grand finale 2
The grand finale 2
The grand finale 3
The grand finale 3
This year is the 30th anniversary …
This year is the 30th anniversary…
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photo by: EmyG