Happy New Year, Australia!
Happy New Year, Australia! One of the events that we really looked
forward to on our trip was celebrating the arrival of 1998 in Sydney.
What was really amazing was that we celebrated the new year sixteen
hours before the ball dropped in Times Square in New York and
seventeen hours before it arrived in Birmingham.
Shown above are people getting a good place to watch the fireworks by
the Sydney Opera House. We viewed the spectacular event at the home
of Bruce and Anita Wallace at Cremorne Point, across the harbour from
the Opera House and Circular Quay, where we had a fantastic view of
the shows from both the east and west sides of the Harbour Bridge.
The picture on the left is the Sydney skyline at dusk. As time for
the fireworks drew nearer, more and more boats came into the harbour
looking for the best viewing spot.
Below is the Sydney Harbour Bridge all lit
up in its fireworks with a smile on its face.
Happy New Year!
(Picture courtesy of Sydney Morning Herald)
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