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Noumea Festival of the Wind with Giant Kites

Giant sea creature kites soar above the lagoon with comic book eyes looking down on the crowds of people, a hundred windsurf sails glit like swarms of triangular butterflys, while hundreds of happy children demonstrate their expert stunt-flying kites to the beat of funk music. This is the 2009 Festi'Vent in noumea.

There was just barely enough wind to lift the big sea creature kites made by kite designer Simon Chisnall in New Zealand and not enough wind for the demonstration of kite surfing and flying wings. But the wind was just perfect for the small children flying their little kites nearby.

The kids and their parents had a wonderful time flying an estimated 500 kites on the day of the Festi'Vent. In the evening, just as the wind died to a perfect calm a fireworks show filled the skies.

Copyright: Richard Chesher
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11736x5868
Taken: 04/10/2009
Chargée: 05/10/2009
Mis à jour: 02/03/2015
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Tags: noumea festival; giant kites; festi'vent; new caledonia festival; kites; sea creature kites
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Nouméa est la capital, et le centre de la Nouvelle Calédonie, comme pour le commerce et le tourisme. Une petite ville qui devient très vite une grande ville avec 91,000 habitants, Mélanésiens, Européens, Polynésiens, Vietnamiens, Chinois, Japonais, et la langue et la culture française. 60% de la population de la Nouvelle Calédonie habite le grand Nouméa.La ville de Nouméa est située dans le sud-ouest de Grande Terre avec un des meilleurs ports naturel du Pacifique Sud. Les baies de l'Anse Vata et Baie des Citrons avec leurs plages de sable blanc sont le centre touristique de Nouméa, avec hôtels, restaurants et bars. Il y a 23 hôtels dans Nouméa d'une étoile au 5 étoiles, et plus d'une centaines de restaurants.