Mad Scientess Jane Expat (nanila) wrote,
Mad Scientess Jane Expat

Battersea Park Fireworks

(click the pic to view the gallery)

November 5th is Guy Fawkes Day. Guy Fawkes plotted to blow up the British Parliament a few hundred years ago. He was caught and executed, but the British are still angry with him. The long-standing grudge has become an excuse to run around and throw loud fireworks that aren't very visually impressive at one another, and to set stuff - particularly, effigies of Guy Fawkes - on fire. Since he happened to be an extremist Catholic, sometimes the Pope is burnt in effigy too. Yow.
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