ring of fire
last night i found myself wandering around central park in the rain. there was a point to it. for the park's 150th anniversary, they were having a <a href="http://www.creativetime.org/lightcycle/1.html">fireworks display</a> culminating in a 1000ft ring of fire over the reservoir (the johnny cash reference apparently wasn't planned, but i appreciated it nonetheless).
i didn't have the best vantage point, but it was still impressive. i was expecting the ring to be solid. instead it kind of worked its way around, with only part of it in existance at a time. standing in the middle of it all was pretty intense. there was a good 45 seconds or so of continuous explosions that shook the whole park and sounded like automatic cannon fire.
my pictures didn't turn out too well (taking pictures of fireworks in the rain isn't very easy). <a href="http://thraxil.org/images/2003/09/imgp0610.jpg.html">this</a> is probably the best one.