“Stairway To Heaven” Fireworks! An Amazing, Real “Firework Of Art”!

Look At This “Stairway To Heaven” Fireworks Display!

Last week we celebrated the 4th of July with tons of fireworks all across the US.

While this is two years old, I’ve never seen a fireworks display like this one – what a “firework of art”!

The YouTuber “Canadianshadowrider” offered up this information…bravo!

Stairway to heaven: Artist creates stunning 1,650ft ladder in the sky with FIREWORKS
•Cai Guoqiang used metal and gunpowder for the show in Quanzhou, China
•The ladder, which measured 18ft wide, was taken up using a hot air balloon
•Artist drew a draft of the show 21 years ago when he visited Bath, England
•It was a labour of love for Mr Cai’s elderly grandmother who raised him
•Same artist designed the spectacular fireworks to open Beijing Olympics

Here it is in all its glory:

Now, the details, as offered up by “Canadianshadowrider”:

The ladder, which was made of metal wire and aluminum, was filled with gunpowder and attached to the bottom of a hot air balloon.

The balloon, which was made with special material, was launched from a boat off the shore of nearby Huiyu Island.

Called the ‘Sky Ladder’, the project started off as a dream for Mr Cai 21 years ago when he was visiting Bath, England. He designed the performance by drawing a draft of the design on the window of an art gallery.

He said he wanted to put on a spectacular fireworks show to thank his grandmother for supporting his dream of being an artist.

‘My grandma was born in a small fishing village in Quanzhou and sold fish to help her grandson realise his artistic dream,’ the artist revealed.

As China’s most prominent fireworks artist, Mr Cai has created spectacles for a series of international events in the country, including the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympics in 2008.

He’s also well-known for using gunpowder to produce paintings.

In 2013, he created a massive 80ft long painting of his hometown Quanzhou with the impact of gunpowder explosions, which was later auctioned by Christie’s for £1.6 million.

Amazing! Bravo to this incredible Artist….but others have also used the name “Stairway To Heaven” as well:

The “Stairway To Heaven” Hiking Trail!

Yes, this amazing hiking trail in Hawaii exists, although it’s closed, but that doesn’t stop people from sneaking in…check it out here:


Let me know what you these of these two “Stairways To Heaven”!

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19 replies

  1. Too bad they’re taking the Stairway to Heaven down before I had a chance to hike it! (HA!) Loved the fireworks!! 🙂


  2. Amazing! Thanks for sharing the video, John!

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  3. Are you absolutely KIDDING me!!!! That is incredible. I love feu d’artifices but I have never ever seen anything like that!

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  4. That’s an impressive firework stairway indeed, John. Especially as you don’t see the balloon until the last moment.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. Omg this looks amazing, I absolutely love a good firework show

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  6. How unusual! Thanks for sharing, John.

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  7. This is wild! I can’t imagine what that looked like live. Wow!

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