International Fireworks Festival in Seoul (Seoul International Firework Festival) – a major cultural event in South Korea, which is held every year in October, since 2000, where the best pyrotechnics of the world create a unique atmosphere of celebration and beauty.
To participate in the festival traditionally attracts teams of specialists in the fireworks from different countries. Here they show viewers not only spectacular fireworks, but recent developments in pyrotechnic technology and firework art.
The history of fireworks (“firework” – means “fire effect”), more than one hundred years. Many peoples from ancient times decorated the holidays bright-light effects – originally it had large fires or a lot of small lights. But the written sources of the past preserved little information about such spectacles of light of different Nations.
A radical revolution in the art of making fire and pyrotechnic control them, of course, happened when the wise Chinese invented gunpowder and steel, it is widely used not only in military Affairs but also in the conduct of the festivities. Although the exact date of invention Continue reading
Guanajuato is a municipality and a historic colonial city of Mexico, which is also the capital of the eponymous state. Located 350 km from Mexico city, in a valley surrounded by hills. Home, as in most Mexican cities, painted in bright, colorful colors.
Bo-Kaap (Cape town, South Africa)
This old quarter of Cape town is famous for its picturesque old two-storey buildings, painted in various colors. Still live here mostly Malay, descendants of slaves brought to the Cape from East India in the second half of the XVII century. They have kept their Islamic traditions in the area you can see several mosques of small size, and 5 times a day, the muezzins call the faithful to prayer. One of these mosques, Masjid Koreana, has remained virtually untouched ever since, when it was built in 1886 it is a Museum Bo-Kaap (Bo-Kaap) – in the house of 1763, built by the Danes.
Burano (Venice, Italy)
Burano is an island area of Venice, located 7 km from the centre of town, near Torcello, with a population of approx. 4,000 inhabitants. Known for its brightly painted houses. Burano is a small archipelago consists of 4 Islands connected by channels of 10 m. Legendale that the first Continue reading
Love Parade (love Parade) – the largest Technopark, which began its history in Germany. This country is considered to be the ancestor of the festival. In 1989 the Berlin opened its Brandenburg gate for fans of electronic music. Until 2006, the festival was held only in the capital of Germany, and since 2007 has covered most of the cities in the Ruhr region.
The first parade was organized Mathias Reing . after collecting all 150 fans of electronic music, but after a decade – by 1999, the parade was visited by 1.6 million people! The parade is at all times treated ambiguously: fans of electronic music have not seen life without him, simple as the Germans were in constant outrage because of the unbearable noise and turmoil going on in the streets according to them. 2004 and 2005 steel for the festival small change due to various financial issues: the organizers could not find a sponsor, despite the huge number of people wishing to attend the festival. In 2006, the festival was resumed again and gathered more than a million fans technomusic, in 2007 the parade with over a million participants took place in Essen in 2008 in Duisburg, a small town was visited by 1.6 million people.
“Black year” for the festival the year 2010, when during the riots killed Continue reading