Last night during the Hafencity Festival, there were some pretty cool fireworks.

Hafencity festival fireworks
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We watched them from the patio of the apartment of the friends we’re staying with. The cool thing, I thought, was that this brought us close enough to the fireworks to really get a feel for the materiality of the objects. Normally they’re more like pixels in the sky– just cool visuals– but when you’re this close, you can see the canisters explode, and pieces of paper and embers falling from the sky.

Hafencity festival fireworks
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