[People experience] The night city is beautiful because of the lights
I was born in the 1980s, and in the year I was born, I got an electric light at home. However, the voltage at that time was very low, and there was frequent power outages, especially during the dry season in the second half of the year, almost every day. After each power outage, parents put on kerosene lamps to do housework. I also often do my homework under the dim light of kerosene lamps, and the hair on my eyebrows and forehead is unknown how many times I have burned.
After entering the 1990s, after several rural power grid reconstructions, rural electricity consumption was much more convenient, and people with good economic conditions in the village also used fluorescent lamps. This is more evident in the school. I went to elementary school in 1992. In the first two years, there were only incandescent lamps in the classroom, and later changed to fluorescent lamps, but only four lights, when the light is dark, I still can’t see it. Clear the blackboard. Later, after the transformation of the “Pujiu”, there were a total of seven fluorescent lamps in the classroom. Even when the light was very dark, the classroom was brightly lit. Later, street lights were installed on the street, and everyone can come out for a walk and chat at night.
By this time, I also think that the only role of the electric light is lighting. Later, it was discovered that in addition to lighting, electric lights also have the role of dressing up the night scene. In 2000, I went to Meishan High School and found shops that didn't look very eye-catching during the day. They were particularly eye-catching at night due to the neon lights. The statue of Sansu and his son is also very tall under the light.
After I went to college, I went to Xi'an, the ancient capital. I saw the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the Bell Tower, the ancient city wall, and the largest Big Wild Goose Pagoda Music Fountain Square in Asia. Of course, I prefer to go to these places at night. The local classmates told me that in the past, few people went to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda and the Bell Tower to play because they couldn't see anything. But now, under the neon lights, there are more people playing at night than during the day. Especially in the Musical Fountain Square, every time the fountain is opened at night, the water column is accompanied by a variety of music under the illumination of the lanterns, which is especially enchanting. When we go to see the fountain, we often have to 'card' more than an hour in advance, or else we can only see the back of others.
In 2006, I went to Beijing once. After watching the flag-raising ceremony of Tiananmen Square, I walked along Chang'an Street and went west. The buildings along the way were particularly eye-catching under the influence of the lights. Not only me, many tourists like to walk after a long walk, because Chang'an Street under the night has a beautiful daytime. After graduating from college, I went back to Meishan and listened to my classmates saying how the Yuanjing Building is doing, but I don’t see any effect every time I go during the day. When I first saw the distant view of the building under the night, I found that the changes in Meishan in the past few years were really too big, which made me a bit surprised.
When chatting with friends, my friend told me: Why do people in the city have a wide variety of nightlife? One of the important reasons is that the night city is more attractive. Indeed, with the development of the economy and the improvement of people's aesthetic tastes, the role of electric lights has been derived from the role of decorating the beauty of the city. If there is no urban landscape, the city under the night is no longer beautiful.