A cache of potentially highly-entertaining illegal fireworks seized by Gardai in Raheny, Dublin last night.
High-visibility officers found two people in possession of fireworks in Edenmore Park and a ‘follow-up search of their residence resulted in the seizure of more fireworks’.
The skies will be little less colourful tonight, but safer.
Hats (officers’ own)
A selection of fireworks seized by Gardai in Mallow, County Cork during Operation Tombola, a campaign to rid the country of illegal fireworks ahead of Halloween.
The streets are a little safer today.
Previously: Any Bangers?
Tara Street, Dublin 1.
Minister for Justice and Equality Helen McEntee at the launch of a campaign to highlight the dangers of using illegal fireworks before and during the Halloween period.
Sparklers are still grand.
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Photographer Keisuke’s spectacular images of some of Japan’s 200-odd hanabi taikai, or firework festivals, held in July and August.
The tradition – originally intended to ward off evil spirits – sparks huge competitiveness among pyrotechnicians and dates back to the 18th century.
Spectacular 200m high drone footage of the impressive lightshow in the skies above Lima in Peru on New year’s Eve by photographer Jeff Cremer.
Music: Perpetuum Mobile by Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
A very pleasing ‘umbrellanimation’ from experimental directors Luke White and Remi Weekes.
The 2012 New Year’s Eve pyrotechnics display at the Melbourne Docklands shot by filmmaker Julian Tay, in reverse.
Mesmeric. Also, ciremsem.
While we were all upchucking in the jacks at Rohypnol Nites, this is what happened at the world’s tallest tower.
That’s not an ostentatious display of wealth, THIS is an ostentatious display of wealth.