The Bosphorus Bridge on Republic Day
We went to a restaurant on the banks of the Bosphorus, with friends, to watch the spectacular display of fireworks on the Bosphorus Bridge. We were not disappointed!
The celebrations began with lasers sweeping the sky, as the lights on the bridge changed into different colours.
Then the fireworks began with a waterfall of fire from the bridge,
accompanied by an explosion of brilliantly coloured fireworks above.
Suddenly, along the Bosphorus, between the bridge and the Maiden's Tower,
small boats sent exploding balls of fire into the air, lighting up the sky above us..
Then the whole sky turned red, as smoke and showers of sparks lit the sky.
Everyone cheered, as stars and crescents appeared through the smoke,
to represent Turkey's flag.
Then came a burst of thunderous activity, as the whole sky seemed filled
with the final burst of light and noise.
All this, followed by a delightful meal in good company, completed a very happy day.