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Thousand flock to Geneva for the finale of the Lake Festival

Local News // Aug. 15, 2016
Thousand flock to Geneva for the finale of the Lake Festival

The finale of the Lake Geneva festival attracted hundreds of thousands of spectators on Saturday night, despite the increased security.

Three tons of powder and 15,000 fireworks lit up the sky and lake making it one of the largest shows in Europe.

WRS watched from Bains des Pâquis:

The fifty-minute firework display was produced by Christophe Berthonneau, the French pyrotechnician who recently designed the lights of the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics.

Flames projected from the jetty of the jet d'eau and the fountain was turned on during the show, to emphasise the contrast between fire and water.

The fireworks were accompanied by an original soundtrack of the American composer Scott Gibbons, who recorded real sounds from the area, such as steamboats, church bells, seagull cries.

Concrete blocks had been placed on roads around the harbour and the docks and the Mont Blanc bridge was closed to traffic on Friday, whilst the police presence was strengthened.

The fireworks filmed by a drone by GlobalVision 360:

Grand feu d'artifice de Genève 2016 from GlobalVision 360° on Vimeo.

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