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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Fireworks For Sale

The Daily Photo theme for November 1st is "something that's about to disappear".

In the case of the shop here, I hope that is indeed the case. The business that used to rent this property left earlier this year. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the shop had re-opened selling fireworks. Hopefully, come November 5th it will be gone again.

Other DP sites taking part in this month's theme can viewed via the following links.

1 Porto
2 Seattle
3 London
4 Greenville
5 Albuquerque
6 St Paul
7 ShangHai
8 Phoenix
9 Cottage Grove
10 Sequim
11 Stayton
12 Bandung
13 Dallas
14 Stavanger
15 Singapore
16 Budapest
17 Paris
18 Tuzla
19 Melbourne
20 Auckland
21 Singapore
22 Dubai
23 Vantaa
24 Oshawa
25 St. Paul
26 Singapore
27 Delta
28 Rotterdam
29 Queens
30 Tenerife

31 Santiago
32 Nelson
33 Akita
34 Hyde
35 Sydney
36 Honolulu
37 Aliso Viejo
38 Nottingham
39 Brussels
40 Sharon
41 Sydney
42 Edinburgh
43 Evry
44 San Diego
45 Santa Clara
46 Saarbr├╝cken
47 Joplin
48 Indianapolis
49 Trujillo
50 Barcelona
51 Berlin
52 Vancouver
53 Trier
54 Houston
55 Joensuu
56 Jakarta
57 Van Buren
58 Truxillo
59 Kyoto
60 Tokyo


Sally said...

Are individuals still able to buy fireworks in UK? Here Canberra is the only place selling thm - people get "illicit" fireworks by mail order - also some Chinese shops sell thm on the black market. I used to LOVE "cracker night" when I was a kid - in melbourne on Guy Fawkes night, in Sydney on Queen's Birthday....both gone now.

Gerald England said...

I believe that private individuals can only buy fireworks for about two weeks before Nov.5th and around New Year, Eid and maybe some other festival.
The more potent ones have been banned but there's a huge problem with people setting off fireworks late at night from the beginning of October to the end of November.
In some places even "sparklers" are banned!

Kate said...

What's the significance of Nov. 5--what holiday? I agree; get rid of 'em--too many injuries.

Keropok Man said...

Fireworks are banned in Singapore. Unless special permits are given for them to be shown.

Kim said...

For what occasion are fireworks used this time of year in Hyde? Oh my, you should have seen the locals and their pyrotechnics here this year on US independence day. . .holding rocket launchers and roman candles in their hands while they fired! I do love sparklers, though. . .and some of my fondest memories of youth are of watching my father and our family friends light off displays in the street for us kids. Of course the year they blew the capstone off our garden fence with a milk carton filled with some flamible explosive, well that was bad judgement, but boy was it exciting! I do always feel sorry for the neighborhood dogs when fire works are used. . .so upsetting.

Eric said...

Why do you want this shop to close?? Do fireworks bother you?

ANd yes, like everybody I wonder what happens on November 5? I understand there is going to be fireworks everywhere, but why?

Ackworth Born said...

I'm amazed you don't know.

To quote Wikipedia

Guy Fawkes Night, also known as Bonfire Night and Fireworks Night, is an annual celebration (but not a public holiday) on the evening of the 5th of November primarily in the United Kingdom, but also in New Zealand, South Africa, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada), parts of the British Caribbean, and to some extent by their nationals abroad. Bonfire night was common in Australia until the 1980s. It celebrates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot, in which a group of Catholic conspirators attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London on the evening of 5 November 1605, when the Protestant King James I (James VI of Scotland) was within its walls.

The celebrations, which in the United Kingdom take place in towns and villages across the country, involve fireworks displays and the building of bonfires, traditionally on which "guys", or dummies, representing Guy Fawkes, the most famous of the conspirators are burnt. Before the fifth, children use the dummies to beg for money with the chant "Penny for the guy".

The evening of November 5th is known as Guy Fawkes Night, but the day itself is not known as Guy Fawkes Day (contra The Simpsons quote in the 'References in popular culture' section below).


The problem in recent years is that a lot of the fun of the event has been lost. If the celebrations only lasted a few days either side of Nov.5th it would be fine. Nowadays the anti-socials in society disturb people from the beginning of October to the end of November.

Sorry if I appear to sound like a killjoy.

Mountainboy said...

Every year from last night to well after the 5th we are way too busy dealing with anti-social behaviour caused by improper use of fireworks.
Halloween is the worst, all leave is cancelled, every officer is on the street.
In our force we get an average of one call a minute about nuisance fireworks througout the night.

kaa said...

interesting info about nov 5th. here in finland, they sell firewroks for the new year. personally, i find it quite dangerous that anybody has access to it. maybe cos i grew up in a place where it was banned.

Kim said...

Ah, thanks for enlightening us. Guy Fawkes day I do know about, but since it's not celebrated everywhere, WHEN it might occur isn't on the mental map for many outsiders. I don't expect visitors from other countries to understand the whens and hows of my country's cultural celebrations and find stating the obvious to be helpful to anyone who might pop in for a view in the global photo family album.

Jenny said...

My, I've learne a lot about other countries from the CDP family, especially today! Why does everything nice go overboard!

James said...

What was the previous (non-firework) biz?

GiuCe said...

nice info about that day... i like fireworks, it´s art

Denton said...

We see such stores around the 4th of July. There all sorts of laws about not using the fireworks yet many are sold.

Edulabbe said...

Luckily, here in Chile the fireworks business has been regulated to avoid their use by children...

Greetings from Santiago

Felicia said...

They are fun but they do make quite a disturbance to the ears and lots of trash from the papers afterwards too. A regular (every night for 3 months or so) fireworks display at an amusement park here just got axed because they said it was polluting the area and waters nearby.

John - Melbourne said...

Well we outlawed fireworks many years ago ( in the 80's I think), so I thought that was what was disappearing, not just the shop. Perhaps a shot of the fireworks disappearing/exploding might be fun too!

Bunyamin Najmi said...

I love the link you made...

jazzy said...

lovely shop, very colourful

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