Monday, 5 November 2007

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Yes, I know its not a photo of Cheltenham, but I forgot to take the camera with me to the South West biggest fireworks display at the Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday night. The fireworks were excellent, but you'll have to take my word for it! As its the 5th November it is, of course, Fireworks night or Bonfire night or Guy Fawkes night. They all mean the same thing - the night we celebrate the failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill the King and law makers of Britain in 1605. Now you understand the link to the photo! Took this photo from the London Eye in March this year. I'm away for a few days visiting family, so check back on Friday for the next post.


lynn said...

Amazed you were able to see them, Marley. Good for you. We went to Tewkesbury Park but it was all clouded by fog so no good at all really i thought. Lovely photo of dear London, which i sometimes miss.

Curly said...

What a shame.........I was hoping to see fireworks.

Our Guy Fawkes Night traditions are in danger of being killed off by the bureaucrats, look after them!

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Glenn Standish said...


Thib said...

Great minds think alike...
I posted a very similar picture this morning, but taken at night!

It's interesting to have 2 DP blogs of the same city, as they are 2 very different, but complementary eyes.

Ming the Merciless said...

When I saw the photo, I immediately thought of the Eye. :-)

It looks foggy in London.

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