NEW YEAR’S EVE…AT LAST!

After almost two years of planning, the big night was here…watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks over the Harbour Bridge in Sydney! Our friends arranged for us to view the fireworks from the rooftop of another friend’s apartment directly overlooking the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, arguably one of the best viewing spots to be had!

A delightful surprise was to learn that fireworks are actually set off twice in Sydney—first at 9:00 pm for the children to view (“because it’s too hard for them to stay up late enough for the big ones”—says a lot for their family values, doesn’t it…it’s too bad that’s not reported by the media), then the real thing at midnight. For us, that meant watching the fireworks twice, in entirely different light—dusk at 9:00 pm, then total darkness at midnight (it was a clear night, with only high, scattered clouds so the viewing would be about as good as it gets!). As our host suggested, we stood in different areas of the rooftop for each event so that we could see and photograph them from different angles.

Words cannot describe the amazing light show to which we were treated; however, it is said that a picture is worth a thousand words—well, here are 8,000…

9:00 NYE

9:00 NYE

NYE 9:01 pm

NYE 9:01 pm

 

 

 

NYE 9:03 pm

NYE 9:03 pm

 

 

 

NYE 9:04 pm

NYE 9:04 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Jan 2015 12:02am

1 Jan 2015 12:02am

1 Jan 2015 12;03 am

1 Jan 2015 12;03 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Jan 2015 12:08 am

1 Jan 2015 12:08 am

1 Jan 2015 12:09 am

1 Jan 2015 12:09 am

 

 

 

NOTE: It’s actually 9 January and we’re in Melbourne as I write. We’ve been having too much fun to work on our blogs daily…stay tuned, though—I have lots more adventures to relate and pictures to post….

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