Friday, November 5, 2010

Guy Fawkes Night, Midsummer Common

We went to see the fireworks tonight, which were accompanied by a carnival, the largest bonfire I’ve ever seen and quite a lot of rain. It was amazing, though; the fireworks were incredible and the rain seemed almost to explode in time with their bursting shells, and it all seemed to finish in a haze of smoke and colour, and then there were so many people and so much mud and rain that it was hard to really see anything other than the bonfire and carnival lights, which just made it seem more like a scene from an old childrens’ book, one of those imaginary british towns where the annual bonfire is revered, makes the whole evening suddenly magical, a sort of portal to a mystic world…

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