Monday, December 8, 2008

Fireworks on the Empire State Plaza

The 2008 holiday tree lighting at the Empire State Plaza took place earlier tonight; the ceremony was originally slated for yesterday evening, but it was rescheduled because of last night's high winds.

I took these photos while standing on the sidewalk in front of my apartment building.

Although you can't really see it in these pictures, the Cultural Education Center, which houses the State Archives (and the State Library and State Museum) is situated at the bottom right of each of these photos.

The fireworks lasted only ten minutes or so -- just long enough for me to grab my camera and take a few pictures to document the event.

1 comment:

pakurilecz said...

I'm curious as to what holiday the "holiday tree" is celebrating. Currently 3 religions are celebrating a holy day unique to them. Only one of them uses a "holiday tree" as part of their festivities. One religion sacrifices a live animal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_ul-Adha

and the other religion celebrates a military victory
http://hanukkah.123holiday.net/hanukkah_traditions.html

can't we just call the "holiday tree" what it really is and that is it is a CHRISTMAS TREE!