13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Firework Castle

Fireworks castles are an antique Ecuadorian tradition. Tall structures hand-crafted out of wood are filled with gunpowder and multiple mechanical moving parts. The lit parts offer a strictly synchronized show as people dance under the castle. People dance around the castle spinning the castle rapidly. It's common to find these structures in most celebrations.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Zuleta, Ecuador
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Copyright: © Galo Rivera