Thursday July 1, 2021

By GILDA PINEDA DIONELA KINGDOM ADVENTURE Enjoyment and Celebrations are part of God’s design of His creation. It was the beginning of autumn in the midst of the month of September, I was sitting in front of the table watching my friends screaming out loud and enjoying themselves while the roller coaster called the Big One, made of 65 meters steel, with enormous speed dropped from its highest point. It was the official switch on and promenade of “Blackpool Illuminations” in Lancashire, England. We were waiting at the actual time when the whole town will be lit with different colours and design. The Blackpool Illuminations is considered “Greatest Free Show on Earth”. The street we were on was just next to a beach. If you want you can simply gaze at the sea, enjoy the cool breeze and listen to the gentle sound of the waves. And then the lights were switched on, hanging on the whole six miles stretch of the streets were about one million lamps of various types and designs with dazzling colours. There was a big lighted wheel and, on another side, the iconic Blackpool Tower. Since the first Blackpool Illuminations in 1879, when the first electric street lights in England (Blackpool) came into view, it shone for 66 nights a year. However, for the first time in history the lights were shining for 122 days from 4 September 2020 all the way through to 3 January 2021 due to Covid-19. Today, the illuminations include all imaginable forms of lights such as floodlights, spotlights, searchlights, picturesque designs, lighted tableaux, fibre optics, lasers and neon. While the artificial lights were on your sight, people had artificial happiness and when the lights were out, then that happiness faded away with it. T he Lights...... Read more on Full Issue!

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