fireworks show on the barge-Fireworks do Brasil sets world
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Fireworks
do Brasil launched 21.600,00 pyrotechnics devices
from 100mm. to 400 mm.( 40 pieces), with a total weight of
23.500,00 kg, which lighted the whole Copacabana beach (3600,00
meters) from 8 big oceanic barges-setting the world record
for the Biggest fireworks show on the barge.
Panoramic photo by Willy Kaemena:
Two million people were on famous Copacabana beach for
the Reveillon 2008, witnessing a fireworks display that lasted
22 minutes during the Biggest
New Year Party. / (enlarge
to see full panoramic view
party was sponsored for Rio de Janeiro City and Fireworks
do Brasil has won the tender to display the
of people turned out despite nighttime temperatures up to
35 degrees, dancing on the sand before stages and filling
promenades that had been blocked to traffic.
leaders call Rio's celebration, which cost 10 million reals
biggest party in the world", but millions of Brazilians
also celebrate in their country's financial capital, Sao Paulo,
where more than 2 million congregated alone at the music shows
on the Avenida Paulista.
"Many people are not coming just because there is a lack of
sufficient flights from Europe and the United States to Rio;
otherwise, they would come," Rio de Janeiro's Secretary of
Tourism Rubem Medina said.
On the web: Fireworks
New Year Party-world record set by Rio de Janeiro
Tuesday, August 26, 2008