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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Decentralized Fireworks in Oslo, Norway

“In Norway there's no tradition for fireworks arranged by the city. It's too cold in January to gather downtown for the celebrations, so everyone just go out into their gardens or a nearby open spot, launch their rockets and then head back inside.” – writes Norwegian photographer Bjørn Christian Tørr. In this case decentralization certainly works. The result is more than simply beautiful. It shows the spontaneous power and happiness of the people.
2008 will be a pivotal year. This year the entire world will change. And it’s up for the people, if it will change for better or worse.

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