Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Diwali

Today dawned rather overcast, so the decision was made not to go flying. Instead we went exploring up into the gorge above Bir, where we found a waterwheel powered flour mill. Along the way we passed lots of locals carrying hay on their backs.


On the way back to Bir we bought fireworks for the Diwali festival - this is the start of the Indian New Year, and is celebrated with LOTS of fireworks.

From Travels
Julian preparing fireworks...

From Travels
Afermath of Diwali - the "string thing" is a VERY loud banger. In NZ you would need an explosives permit to set these off! We nicknamed them "nuclear bombs"

1 comment:

Fuddlecumjig said...

Haha, awesome :D

I am SO jealous right now!!

-Danny