Thursday, August 03, 2006

Swiss National Day - August 1, 2006

Here are the obligatory fireworks photos from Swiss National Day.
Our neighbors - Corey and Suzanne - were hosting visitors from Chicago, so we had a "tag team" dinner. First, we had appetizers and hamburgers at our place. As we were finishing up the burgers, we heard a couple of loud booms which meant the fireworks were starting at Spiegelfeld - a few hundred meters from our apartment. We scrambled next door in a hurry, enjoyed the up close and personal view of the fireworks (luckily, lasting for only 15 minutes) from their rooftop, and then we went inside for some dessert, vin santo, and coffee.
I especially enjoy the fact that in this picture of Mrs. TBF, the fireworks remind me of the cover of the Rush's CD Vapor Trails. Colon Blow (Mrs. TBF's brother) says the fireworks in this picture of me look like they're coming out of my pants!
Ahhhh...fireworks - Swiss tax money hard at work!

4 comments:

tobias said...

Fireworks inside your pants must feel very awkward. It is better to let them out, I agree...
Isn't Swissyland a very rich country anyway? I am sure the taxpayers could afford a little firework or two every once in a while...

Expat Traveler said...

lol - love tobias's comment.

Your lucky the pics turned out because it's looking like you didn't use a tripod..

We dont' get fireworks here because of the rowdy people and the fact that we have them 4 times in july/august.

The Big Finn said...

ET - It's not luck. My camera has a Slow-Synchro setting which keeps the shutter open for a short time after the flash goes off to allow the background to show up a bit more.

CanadianSwiss said...

I think the picts are great. You both look soooo glamourous. ;-)