|July 4th at U. Del|
At the same time Bruce Munro's "Light" exhibit was opening at Longwood. The installation harnesses light through fiber optics and LEDs, channeling their energy into tubes and bulbs that set a whole meadow aglow. Twinkling, they make a bright, candied wonderland meandering through the parts of Longwood that are usually dark and closed off at night.
Not long after Light, I got to see Longwood's highly acclaimed Fireworks & Fountains show. The main fountain garden at Longwood was first turned on in 1931 by the garden's creator and founder, Pierre duPont. Today the fountains boast the same colorful lights from Pierre's time, and can fly 50 feet into the air! Side by side, sharing the sky, the fire and water are a sight to behold. Like nothing I have seen before, each element enhances the other's power.
|Bruce Munro's "Light"|