TA0927 : Culture Shock

taken 2 years ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

Culture Shock
Culture Shock
The first event of the Hull City of Culture 2017 started on the evening of January 1st. with a huge firework display from barges just offshore on the River Humber. It is said that this pyrotechnic display was bigger than the London New Year one the night before.

The photo was taken from near the small lighthouses south east of the village of Paull on the Humber river bank. The visual display came about 22 seconds before the 'audio' part - as it took the sound this time to travel the 4.75 miles!!

20,000+ free tickets were available for the event (for people in a designated area near Hull Marina on the river side nearby) and applications were well over-subscribed. It is said that about 60,000 people watched the event from a relatively close distance within the centre of Hull. Where I was in Paull, I estimated that 1,000+ spectators watched the event, so no doubt thousands of other people were viewing it from other such vantage points on both banks of the Humber Estuary!
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 4 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 0991 2787 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.1387N 0:20.1150W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 1710 2520
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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