blending an assortment of thoughts and experiences for my friends, relations and kindred spirit

blending an assortment of thoughts and experiences for my friends, relations and kindred spirit
By Alison Hobbs, blending a mixture of thoughts and experiences for friends, relations and kindred spirits.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

From the balcony

The Estonian fireworks show came last night, which we were lucky enough to see from the balcony of Barbara's apartment on "Cathedral Hill", with its splendid view of the National Archives building and Supreme Court. An unusual occasion because we'd had heavy rain and thunderstorms all day, and the whole apartment block had suffered a power outage –– the power not due to be restored until this afternoon –– so we met by candlelight, and weren't able to see Barbara's new home very clearly at all. The nearby city lights helped, though, and the emergency generator allowed us to use the lift, fortunately. She wasn't able to offer us (Gisela, Lynn, RĂ©mi, Chris and me) anything warmed up, but did some great improvising with slices of cheese, sausage and cheesecake. We had wine and beer to drink rather than tea or coffee and found plenty of candles to put on the table ... plus one in the bathroom.

 The light of the low fireworks (hidden from us by the buildings) lit up the low rain clouds creating spectacular effects.

More shows to follow next Wednesday and Saturday evenings, but they're unlikely to be as extraordinary as this was.







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