astonishingly successful show of pyrotechnics and
colour helped set the next millenium into gear. The
picture on the left can hardly capture the brilliant
display of fire in the sky that was seen on the
The weather was
perfect. It was warm and a light breeze was hardly
any interference with the careful planning of the
pyrotechnicians. Many spectators took out to the sea
on anything that floated, and those on solid ground
to every possible corner found in the Funchal amphitheatre
to watch, in awe, what would be recorded as the most
expensive and most spectacular fireworks
display in Madeira ever.
It was mentioned
on some Portuguese television channel that Madeira's
fireworks display was among the top five pyrotechnic
shows the world over for the millenium celebrations.
Many would not dispute that. But see it live for yourself
on the video
currently available on Madeira-Shopping.com to
see wether this claim should be warranted or not.
We have put a short
compendium of our own photos to see some of the displays
and preparations. Please click on any image below.