Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Pet corner  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #321  
Old 02.08.2020, 15:38
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: CH
Posts: 10,975
Groaned at 2,032 Times in 1,120 Posts
Thanked 5,139 Times in 3,246 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
Happy Anniversary, Switzerland!

Folks here have started partying yesterday, fireworks too. It was quite pleasant to feel this atmosphere, neighbours downstairs are still partying it seems...

We don't have many plans for today, just enjoying the weather and having own anniversary on a very small scale...yesterday we still worked, OH was too tired to think of a grill. We enjoyed the neighbours' excitement.

What do other EFers do on this day?



Me too. Last year on this day we watched the fireworks at the lake, can't believe how many things have changed...
I usually burn Swiss flags
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users groan at omtatsat for this post:
  #322  
Old 02.08.2020, 17:40
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: na
Posts: 10,911
Groaned at 34 Times in 30 Posts
Thanked 25,588 Times in 7,959 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
It seems to me that they are designed to be as loud as possible and not just look pretty. I wonder if the same visual effects are possible without the loud, repetitive bangs.
So-called 'quiet(er) fireworks' are indeed a thing. Most notably as of 2015 a town in Italy, Collecchio, requires this type.

From the NYT:
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/s...rks-quiet.html

If that article is behind a paywall, here's a write-up from Snopes:
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/silent-fireworks/

How are the kitties today, Bowlie? Hope your young'uns have recovered, with no lasting effects.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
  #323  
Old 02.08.2020, 20:00
Pancakes's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Zurich-ish
Posts: 4,728
Groaned at 258 Times in 184 Posts
Thanked 9,686 Times in 3,642 Posts
Pancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Last night, we were in a field in Greifensee, waiting to watch the fireworks show. We were there with another couple and their kids, with all of us sitting and laying on picnic blankets. Some people began setting off fireworks about 15 meters or so away. A stick from one of the fireworks (after it had gone off) fell from the sky and landed right on my friend's husband's shoulder -- hitting him right on his collar bone. I could tell it hurt him pretty badly, but thankfully some ice and ibuprofen eventually helped. It was still smoldering hot when it landed, and it had just missed landing on his son's face by about 30 centimeters (his son was laying down next to him when it fell).

Anyways... I'm sure this is just general knowledge, but be careful if people are lighting fireworks nearby. We were a bit lucky last night that it wasn't anything much worse and especially that it wasn't one of the kids who was hurt.

Last edited by Pancakes; 02.08.2020 at 20:12.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Pancakes for this useful post:
  #324  
Old 02.08.2020, 20:09
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: CH
Posts: 10,975
Groaned at 2,032 Times in 1,120 Posts
Thanked 5,139 Times in 3,246 Posts
omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat omtatsat
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
Last night, we were in a field in Greifensee, waiting to watch the fireworks show. We were there with another couple and their kids, with all of us sitting and laying on picnic blankets. Some people began setting off fireworks about 10 meters or so away. A stick from one of the fireworks (after it had gone off) fell from the sky and landed right on my friend's husband's shoulder -- hitting him right on his collar bone. I could tell it hurt him pretty badly, but thankfully some ice and ibuprofen eventually helped. It was still smoldering hot when it landed, and it had just missed landing on his son's face by about 30 centimeters (his son was laying down next to him when it fell).

Anyways... I'm sure this is just general knowledge, but be careful if people are lighting fireworks nearby. We were a bit lucky last night that it wasn't anything much worse and especially that it wasn't one of the kids who was hurt.
If you have never been to a fireworks in India then you have never really experieced fireworks. There they fire rockets horizontally-under cows etc etc. One rocket came into my hotel room in Delhi!! I also nearly got lynched when I threw a cracker down onto the strreet below and it landed on the cloth roof of a sellers stall and the roof exploded in flames. I made a very quick " retreat"!!
Reply With Quote
  #325  
Old 02.08.2020, 20:29
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 4,926
Groaned at 249 Times in 183 Posts
Thanked 6,701 Times in 3,156 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post

How are the kitties today, Bowlie? Hope your young'uns have recovered, with no lasting effects.
Thanks Meloncollie! I’ve learned something today. I’m going to translate for our mayor. Maybe they can tone down their display next year.

The two little angels are much happier today. The 16C drop in temperature may have something to do with that though.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank bowlie for this useful post:
  #326  
Old 31.07.2021, 15:42
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: BaselStadt
Posts: 195
Groaned at 10 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 315 Times in 122 Posts
schoggiweggli has a reputation beyond reputeschoggiweggli has a reputation beyond reputeschoggiweggli has a reputation beyond reputeschoggiweggli has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Looks like the cancellation of the firework display in Basel means there’s going to be a lot more local disruption, judging by the amount of fireworks being let off already.
Fortunately my dog is ok with the explosions but will be difficult for some others I guess.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank schoggiweggli for this useful post:
  #327  
Old 31.07.2021, 17:56
Pancakes's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Zurich-ish
Posts: 4,728
Groaned at 258 Times in 184 Posts
Thanked 9,686 Times in 3,642 Posts
Pancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
Looks like the cancellation of the firework display in Basel means there’s going to be a lot more local disruption, judging by the amount of fireworks being let off already.
Fortunately my dog is ok with the explosions but will be difficult for some others I guess.
Did they cancel the fireworks display tomorrow because of the weather? It does look like we're supposed to be getting a LOT of rain tomorrow, here in the Zurich area at least. Right now, it's showing that the rain is supposed to stop around 6:00 pm tomorrow or so. We'll see....

Jeez. Could the weather this summer get any shi**ier?

I'm glad your dog is doing okay.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Pancakes for this useful post:
  #328  
Old 31.07.2021, 18:14
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2021
Location: BaselStadt
Posts: 195
Groaned at 10 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 315 Times in 122 Posts
schoggiweggli has a reputation beyond reputeschoggiweggli has a reputation beyond reputeschoggiweggli has a reputation beyond reputeschoggiweggli has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
Did they cancel the fireworks display tomorrow because of the weather?
Basel fireworks is a COVid victim.
I think it’s the wind usually rather than the rain that cancels it in normal times.

Time to hit the streets while the teenagers are getting their dinner!
Reply With Quote
  #329  
Old 31.07.2021, 18:29
curley's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: canton ZH
Posts: 12,722
Groaned at 206 Times in 171 Posts
Thanked 14,567 Times in 7,525 Posts
curley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond reputecurley has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
Did they cancel the fireworks display tomorrow because of the weather? It does look like we're supposed to be getting a LOT of rain tomorrow, here in the Zurich area at least. Right now, it's showing that the rain is supposed to stop around 6:00 pm tomorrow or so. We'll see....

Jeez. Could the weather this summer get any shi**ier?

I'm glad your dog is doing okay.
On meteo they said there were 4 sunny days when the sun shone all over Switzerland in July.

So, yes, it could get slightly shittier: Zero days in August?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank curley for this useful post:
  #330  
Old 31.07.2021, 18:31
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 4,926
Groaned at 249 Times in 183 Posts
Thanked 6,701 Times in 3,156 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Pretty heavy rain forecast for tonight. That’s going to soak the bonfire. I just hope they understand that soaking it with gasoline is not the answer.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank bowlie for this useful post:
  #331  
Old 31.07.2021, 21:26
Pancakes's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Zurich-ish
Posts: 4,728
Groaned at 258 Times in 184 Posts
Thanked 9,686 Times in 3,642 Posts
Pancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
On meteo they said there were 4 sunny days when the sun shone all over Switzerland in July.

So, yes, it could get slightly shittier: Zero days in August?
Ugh. Wow. Only four sunny days in July! That's crazy. It felt like it, too, though. I guess I just didn't realize just how bad it was in terms of the #'s.

Quote:
View Post
Pretty heavy rain forecast for tonight. That’s going to soak the bonfire. I just hope they understand that soaking it with gasoline is not the answer.
They usually do a big bonfire, food tent, etc. here in Greifensee for Aug 1st, but it's cancelled again this year because of Covid. I guess they are doing a much bigger fireworks show this year to make up for it though. It looks like the weather in the Zurich area should be decent tomorrow evening / night. It's now showing that the rain is supposed to stop around 6:00 pm or so and the skies are supposed to clear. It's even showing a little sun now, for the evening for tomorrow in my MeteoSwiss app. Hopefully that won't change until then.
Reply With Quote
  #332  
Old 01.08.2021, 09:56
DantesDame's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Basel
Posts: 1,349
Groaned at 8 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 1,491 Times in 645 Posts
DantesDame has a reputation beyond reputeDantesDame has a reputation beyond reputeDantesDame has a reputation beyond reputeDantesDame has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
Looks like the cancellation of the firework display in Basel means there’s going to be a lot more local disruption, judging by the amount of fireworks being let off already.
Yep, random and annoying little pops, bangs and whizzes until at least 1 am Just when I thought that someone had fired off the rest of their inventory, someone else surprised me with theirs 5 minutes later. It seemed to go on forever...

I have three cats: one was fascinated by the "flying lights!", one huddled terrified at the bottom of the steps and the third one was off somewhere in a comfy hiding spot. And now it should be quiet until Sylvester
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank DantesDame for this useful post:
  #333  
Old 01.08.2021, 09:59
Mélusine's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Lutry
Posts: 3,897
Groaned at 32 Times in 27 Posts
Thanked 5,521 Times in 2,221 Posts
Mélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond reputeMélusine has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
Yep, random and annoying little pops, bangs and whizzes until at least 1 am Just when I thought that someone had fired off the rest of their inventory, someone else surprised me with theirs 5 minutes later. It seemed to go on forever...

I have three cats: one was fascinated by the "flying lights!", one huddled terrified at the bottom of the steps and the third one was off somewhere in a comfy hiding spot. And now it should be quiet until Sylvester
We were in the same situation.

The kitten absolutely didn’t care. Dog 1 was basically hyperventilating, at one point I got scared she would get a heart attack out of fright. She went to hide in the bathroom. Dog 2 was stuck in my arms shaking.

It seems to get worse every year
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank Mélusine for this useful post:
  #334  
Old 01.08.2021, 10:07
FCBarca's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La Côte
Posts: 1,354
Groaned at 104 Times in 54 Posts
Thanked 1,502 Times in 681 Posts
FCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Bonne fête

Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank FCBarca for this useful post:
  #335  
Old 01.08.2021, 10:51
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 4,926
Groaned at 249 Times in 183 Posts
Thanked 6,701 Times in 3,156 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
Bonne fête
Pity the skies will not be clear like that..

I haven't heard any pre-fête firecrackers or fireworks. Nothing at all ... Strange, it's like all the adolescents in town have gone away! (Although one particularly obnoxious one moved away last fall.)
Reply With Quote
  #336  
Old 01.08.2021, 11:02
st2lemans's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lugano
Posts: 31,621
Groaned at 2,350 Times in 1,709 Posts
Thanked 38,426 Times in 18,133 Posts
st2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond reputest2lemans has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
Pity the skies will not be clear like that..
They are here!

Tom
Reply With Quote
  #337  
Old 01.08.2021, 11:07
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Baselland
Posts: 394
Groaned at 9 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 544 Times in 260 Posts
LtSoftDrink has a reputation beyond reputeLtSoftDrink has a reputation beyond reputeLtSoftDrink has a reputation beyond reputeLtSoftDrink has a reputation beyond reputeLtSoftDrink has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
And now it should be quiet until Sylvester
You appear unaware that generally the private whiz-bangs will be let off this evening. Don’t know if this is outlawed in Beppitown now. If not, you might be in for a little surprise before NYE
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank LtSoftDrink for this useful post:
  #338  
Old 01.08.2021, 12:28
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Kt Zurich
Posts: 844
Groaned at 35 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 2,757 Times in 977 Posts
ennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond reputeennui has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
They are here!

Tom
The sun always shines in Ticino, unless it doesn’t.

August 1 and January 31 have always been hard for my dog. Now that she’s almost 17, her hearing is not so acute and the fireworks don’t seem to bother her. Still, the cellar is ready for her if she needs it.

Hope all the pets and any one with PTSD or anyone impacted by the noise and light are ok tonight.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank ennui for this useful post:
  #339  
Old 01.08.2021, 13:03
John_H's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Up above Nyon
Posts: 4,079
Groaned at 113 Times in 69 Posts
Thanked 5,489 Times in 2,121 Posts
John_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond reputeJohn_H has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
Pretty heavy rain forecast for tonight. That’s going to soak the bonfire. I just hope they understand that soaking it with gasoline is not the answer.
I'm working as a fireman at our commune fire tonight..

I don't think i'll have much to do keeping it safe, the work will be in lighting it!
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank John_H for this useful post:
  #340  
Old 01.08.2021, 14:26
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Nyon
Posts: 4,926
Groaned at 249 Times in 183 Posts
Thanked 6,701 Times in 3,156 Posts
bowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond reputebowlie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: August 1 and all that noise

Quote:
View Post
I'm working as a fireman at our commune fire tonight..

I don't think i'll have much to do keeping it safe, the work will be in lighting it!
Down here (relative to you that is) it's been raining all day. We are thinking of giving the celebrations a miss. Will be out of the rain, but in a damp, dark hangar.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
calming, dogs, fireworks




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
One neighbour complains about our noise IT_research_student Complaints corner 19 01.05.2009 20:53
Noise in my apartment Guest Housing in general 4 06.11.2008 10:03
Noise on the neighbourhood cecco Complaints corner 2 29.10.2007 10:55
Noise on a public holiday Nickers Daily life 27 18.05.2007 19:10


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 05:57.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0