Sunday, 6 November 2016

Fireworks

1965: Chinese Folklore (1st series)
Light the blue touchpaper and retire, as the instructions on fireworks tend to say.  These Taiwanese children are prepared for the loud explosion of what looks like a firecracker -.
2012: Lunar New Year
Boom.  Years ago there was only one night at this time of year for fireworks here, on November 5th, but it has expanded a lot in recent times, especially if it occurs near the weekend.  For the firework enthusiast (and I'm rather fond of them) in 2016 there are displays locally on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and for some random reason I can't fathom, Tuesday.   As it turned out November 5th was the perfect cool, clear starry night
2015: Jersey Seasons
 Whatever day or time of year you watch fireworks there will be always oohs and aahs. An accompaniment of a crispy jacket potato cooked in the bonfire would be my food of choice.  One of the best places to watch fireworks (and sunsets) is over water.  This stamp is 'Sunset at the Radio Tower at St. Brelade'.  Built as an observation tower during World War II this recently restored building is now a unique holiday let on Jersey's south west coast.  Perfect views every night.

This week's Sunday Stamps II theme - Fireworks or Night Views - more displays at See It On A Postcard     

6 comments:

FinnBadger said...

Great stamps today. I love the graphic design on the 1965 stamp.

FinnBadger said...

Great stamps today. I love the graphic design on the 1965 stamp.

Eva A. said...

Perfect stamps! The Taiwanese children are sweet.
I'm also very fond of fireworks.

VioletSky said...

We used to only have fireworks on Victoria Day - as a result it was also often called "firecracker day". Now we get to enjoy their explosions of sound and colours on that weekend as well as Canada Day and a few other nights for important celebrations. (I'm also a fan!)
The sunset view is also very nice.

Maria said...

Love that Jersey silhouette stamp. I think we need a theme for silhouettes one Sunday.

Bob Scotney said...

I've never seen that 1st class stamp before. Perhaps I should check all 'New Year' stamps.