Tuesday, September 07, 2010


This weekend was riverfire, a festival that celebrates the Brisbane River.

When my roommates first asked if I wanted to go see fireworks with them, I agreed, but I was just imagining a little average firework show. You know.

What I saw, however, completely blew me away. Jaw-dropping. Overwhelming. Just absolutely amazing.

Imagine a skyline of buildings all blowing off fireworks, especially from 3 different areas across a panoramic view. There were even fireworks being shot off in between buildings in the background. Everywhere.

It was quite overwhelming as I kept having to turn my head from side to side to see all of them at once. I was on the fake inner city beach which just added yet another interesting visual element to the show, as the lights reflected off the water.

Also, the F111 jet flew by a few times - and for those of you who do not know, this jet flies faster than the speed of sound. You can hear it coming, but when it is right over head (which is when you would think it would be the loudest) it is actually more quiet. Bizarre.

Overall, it was just AMAZING. Here are some pictures I took:

and just to blow my pics outta the water, here is a picture that my friend Alan took of the F111:

you can see the bigger version here (and check out his other work too! mind-blowing!)

1 comment:

Omegachuck said...

A festival every week it seems! Sure beats Nashville, doesn't it?