Today’s a Hungarian holiday roughly comparable to Independence Day, for the founder of the Hungarian state in 1000 CE. Accordingly, there was a fireworks show over the Danube.

When I arrived at the Danube to watch, I thought the fireworks were all being launched from Gellért Hill, the big hill right on the river in the center of town. It was fairly impressive show.

A few minutes later, though, from a bit farther up the Danube, I saw that fireworks were actually being launched simultaneously from Gellért Hill and the Parliament Building on the other side of the river, and in synchrony. Take a fairly impressive fireworks show and run two copies of it next to each other, and you get a really impressive show.

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