So this morning I got home around 5.30am. I didn’t think it would be advisable to leave the building I was in with the thousands of people outside trying to head for the closest public transport and taxi ranks, instead I had a few too many beverages with colleagues as we tried to contact our families around the world. We have a very international team where I work and it was almost impossible to remain on the phone for long as there were so many people doing the same outside.

So this is why I was unable to post before now. However, here are some shots from the evening. Enjoy!

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One colleague told me her friends camped out overnight for a great spot. I am sure it as worth it, despite taking a hell of a lot of patience and willpower.

I don’t know if many of you are aware, but there is also a family firework display at 9pm. I had no idea, however that was also a great show. It really helped me to predict the epicness of the midnight one, if the 9pm one packed a punch, what will it be like when the clock strikes twelve?

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Then…. At 11.55 a small group of us reached for the highest point possible. Due to the huge area the fireworks covered, it was impossible to get them all in one shot. I tried to take in the event without using my camera too much, so the shots are limited in numbers.

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Residents look from their great viewpoint. Hey!
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At times, it was just too much!

Interesting fact: There were still trains running along the bridge as the fireworks were going off. I am not sure if they had passengers on them (I was told they were running 24/7), but who would want to be on the train at this time? For the driver, I guess it is a pretty spectacular perspective.

Now, I am going to relive the moment on YouTube and watch what other cities had to offer around the world. I hope you had a great evening and not feeling as hungover as I am.

Is it still 2017 where you are? Don’t worry, 2018 isn’t looking too bad.

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    1. I do too! It was an incredible sight in person, especially with it being a sight I have seen on TV every year. I’m glad to finally see the NYE fireworks here.

    1. Yeah I didn’t bother moving for a few hours after the fireworks as I knew how hard it would be! I’m glad you were able to experience it, despite the long journey home.

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