Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Wish you a Happy New Year 2020

It became very cold later in the night, especially with strong wind blowing over the Sydney harbour waters. What a change from the nearly 40 degrees in the afternoon. 

Around 11.50 pm, the spectators began setting their cameras in place. At midnight Sydney Harbour Bridge lit up and flares went up. 


The highly colourful and massive pyrotechnic display, one lakh of them, went on for 12 minutes from three points: Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and barges in the harbour. 


Apparently the whole thing has cost the Sydney City administration $6.5 million. There was a parallel bush fire fighting fund drive around the harbour that collected close to a million dollars. 

After nearly 7 hours at Circular Quay, at 12.15 we joined the vast crowds making their way to nearby train/metro or bus  stations. The Circular Quay train station was shut. So we had to walk nearly 10 mins to get to the Martin Place station. We reached home a little before 2 am.

Once again, my good wishes to all for a cheerful new year. May there be more tolerance and less strife around the world  in 2020.

10 comments:

Destination Infinity said...

Wishing you a happy touring and a happy new year too :)

Destination Infinity

Vallypee said...

Happy New Year to you too! What a wonderful experience that must have been!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Pradeep - being there and seeing the New Year in in Sydney must have been amazing. Happy New Year to you with lots of wonderful memories of Australia and NZ ... cheers to you and the family - Hilary

Liz A. said...

Looks like it was a great show.

rudraprayaga said...
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rudraprayaga said...

wholeheartedly wish you a fruitful twenty-twenty.

rudraprayaga said...

The pictures, themselves speak the exquisiteness of the show, then how loud would be for one o,to eye the real show.

Darla M Sands said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing. And stay safe.

indu chhibber said...

I wish you a fantastic year ahead Pradeep.Prosper and shine.

John Daniel said...

Hi Pradeep,
Long time no hear!! This is John Daniel. If you see this, leave a comment in my blog funnylines.blogspot.com. And I want to email you and meet you when I come from US to Bengaluru later this year.Best wishes. John Daniel