S.E. Fireworks, a company that stores fireworks articles, is located in the middle of the working class housing estate of Mekkelholt in the northern Dutch city of Enschede. On 13 May 2000, two explosions in a fireworks warehouse detonated an estimated 100 tonnes of explosives. The blast was felt up to 30 kilometers away. Within minutes the surrounding residential quarter was devasted. Some 400 ...
The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, commonly abbreviated to Glastonbury Festival or Glasto was first held in 1970, and now is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. The festival is best known for its contemporary music, but also features dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and many other arts. In 2005, the enclosed area of the festival ...
Lake Maschsee in Hannover, germany
Lake Maschsee and its natural, park-like environs offer unlimited sport and leisure opportunities. It’s an ideal location for a festival where joie de vivre and a maritime flair are combined in a nearly three-week-long summernight’s dream. Thus the annual Maschsee Lake Festival (from the end of July to mid-August) has developed into a magnetic attractio...
The firework site and surroundings 4 hours before the explosion. Vertical aerial photos made for the Topografische Dienst Nederland for topographic mapping.
On 13 May 2000 the taking of these photographs was part of the program for the regular updates of the topographic and cartographic products of the Topographic Service.
Original scale 1 : 18 000, flying height 2700 m
MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL (Mittelalterfest)on may 13 and 14 th in the city of KALTENLEUTGEBEN near vienna (austria) - at the KRUTSCHBURG, Kaltbrunn 4
Sat, 13th may from 12.00 to 24.00
Sun 14th may from 10a.m. to 7p.m.
A large explosion has ripped through a fireworks factory near the Australian city of Sydney, damaging nearby houses.
No injuries have been reported, but 10 homes have been evacuated in a one-kilometre exclusion zone around the Howard and Sons plant at Wallerawang.
The blast could have been caused by an intruder, a police spokesman said.
The Festival of Britain was a national exhibition which opened in London and around Britain in May 1951 and included the Festival Pleasure Gardens in Battersea. All the Festival buildings except the Royal Festival Hall were later demolished and replaced by other buildings to become an arts complex known as The South Bank.
Rock in Rio was the biggest rock festival held in Brazil and also in Portugal. Three incarnations of the festival were realized in Rio de Janeiro, in 1985, 1991 and 2001 and two in Lisbon, in 2004 and 2006.
The festival site of the Woodstock 99 Revival Festival from July 23rd to 25th, 1999 at Griffiss Air Force Base in Rome, NY.
About 250,00 people came to hear the bands, but the festival ended amidst violence and vandalism on account of big discontent (because of what were perceived to be excessively high prices of food and drink, etc.). Discontented concertgoing thugs set several ...