Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year from Sydney!

In its time zone, Sydney, Australia is always the first major city of the world to celebrate New year’s Eve. Thousands flock to vantage points all round Sydney Harbour which acts as a natural amphitheatre for our fireworks display.

From our position tonight we looked down on a bay full of moored sailing boats  and lots of families sitting on the grass in a park on the water’s edge waiting for the show to begin.


The Sydney Harbour Bridge was the centrepiece for the action.IMG_8749



IMG_8752 This year’s theme was “Make your mark”, and the bridge sported a giant X for much of the evening, later changing to a peace sign, an exclamation mark, an asterisk and finally a hand with an open palm.IMG_8753 Unfortunately by the finale the smoke was so thick I wasn’t able to capture a shot of the hand, but it’ll remain on the bridge, lit up nightly throughout January, so I’ll show you in a few days.

IMG_8757 Happy New Year to all my blog friends around the world!

Thank you for your support and encouragement in 2010 - and your nice comments -  and I look forward to sharing friendship and creative ideas in 2011.



  1. thanks Di.
    It must be really something to see.

  2. Happy New Year, Di - all the best to you in 2011!

  3. You lucky-duck, you! Those fireworks are phenomenal. They can't be topped - anywhere! I know because I "watched" them last year by Skype-ing with our daughter who showed it to me on TV! They're truly incomparable. You have no idea how fortunate you are to see them. Thanks for sharing these pictures with the rest of us who will celebrate in a much less spectacular way.

  4. Happy New Year Di,

    Wow, you certainly had a great view of those fireworks! Wonderful photographs!

  5. Wow! What great fireworks!
    Happy New year!


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