[Photos] Fireworks in Beijing during Lantern Festival 2011

I wasn’t able to get the best photos possible for Lantern Festival since I still had to do work this evening but I managed to capture what was going on right outside of my office in Central Business District, Beijing. Same time last year, right around my block, there was an incident where the fireworks inflamed one of the major buildings in Beijing and so this year the city did a great job locating fire fighters, police officers, and guards on every corner of the city making sure that everyone had a safe and fun lantern festival to end the Spring Festival. Nonetheless, I have never seen so many fireworks right in the middle of downtown in a metropolitan city. This would never happen in Tokyo or New York. The scale of the world’s largest uncoordinated fireworks was tremendous as you can hear fireworks at every corner of the city this entire week. Here is a video that showcases the fireworks from Chinese New Years eve. Enjoy the photos as well.

The Aftermath

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