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|[photo by Davey Wilson]||[photo by Ryan Muir]|
|[photo by cverwall]||I wasn’t actually madly impressed by the NYC fireworks on the Fourth of July. Maybe they would have been better from a different viewing point – we were aiming for the South Street Seaport, but ended up in a bit of a dead end on Pier 36 when they started. Apparently they’re the largest display of fireworks in the world, when all four concurrent segments are put together. That’s an interesting label – maybe attached because one centralised city authority covers the firework display for the entire city?
As opposed to maybe Dubai where almost each hotel will have ridiculous displays on New Year’s Eve (not so much the 4th July..). A friend from Hong Kong mentions a similar effect. Overall the display is far larger, but I suppose they’re technically many smaller displays happening at the same time. Not so technically, I suspect there’s a good deal of American-centrism and pride in this statement too.