HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY BLOGGING BUDDIES !
Today I've been looking for photos ( from the Internet ) to show you how we welcome in thew New Year in Australia.
In Brisbane, where I live, people by the hundred thousands gather at the Southbank Parklands in the city.
These parklands, along the southbank of the river right in the heart of the city, have lovely grassed areas, free electric BBQs and of course the lovely "beach" where families can swim and picnic.
From early afternoon families and friends gather, choose a good position and set themselves up to party the night away till the big fireworks display on the river at midnight.
If you look carefully here you can see the "beach " in the foreground.
This is the "beach" in the daytime.
In Sydney millions of people gather at vantage points all around the beautiful harbour looking towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge which is the focal point of the fireworks display.
It's usually hot and everybody is ready to party !
The spectacular fireworks begin at the stroke of midnight - usually synchronized to music on one of the FM radio stations.
After all that excitement we usually have a quiet day at the beach or at home either by the pool or asleep in front of the TV !
Hope you had a nice New Year's Eve and that 2010 is all that you hope it to be!