One thing Australians seem to love are fireworks. Sydney-siders especially have a propensity to watch things explode. I’m not sure where this comes from. Their original origins as prisoners, convicts, troublemakers? Or they just like blowing stuff up. I for one, can’t blame them, they are pretty darn awesome.
While Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks are some of the most well known and famous in the world, that is hardly the only occasion to see a large displace of pyrotechnics. Nearly EVERY Saturday night, a multitude of colour fills the sky above Darling Harbour, adjacent to the CBD/downtown, for 10 or so minutes. It’s quite a sight. Naturally, I wanted to go and find out what the fuss was about.
I got to the Harbour just after the sun went down and wandered around. Per a suggestion from a certain lovely local, I ended up on the Pyrmont Bridge overlooking the inner Darling Harbour and giving me a great view of the fireworks. As a bonus, the bridge was a quieter spot.
I also had time for a snack, and shortly afterwords the fireworks began. As with fireworks, words don’t really do much, so I’ll just let the pictures do the talking. Enjoy!