Thursday, January 03, 2008

a great party on the streets

take a look at the decorations in Vienna, then at the crowd celebrating the New Year. the fireworks you have already seen - you should know that they start really early, maybe earlier as 9 PM, and last till past midnight...
we really enjoy partying on the streets of Vienna, together with thousands of other people.
what I don't like is the crackers going boom in my ears - I get scared. hubby has no related issues though :).
below you can see the crackers-zone next to Stephansdom/Haashaus. just stay back and enjoy the boom. oh, and watch your camera!
Happy New Year! let the champaingne flow! or the prosecco...
at 2 AM nevertheless the party is over, the lights are off, and the cleaning services will come in force, so one hour later Vienna is clean as a water lily.
and what do you guess, it started snowing like in a fairy tale right when the party stopped...

10 comments:

  1. Now that's what I would call a great time and an enormous party!!!

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  2. great party, great photo tour of the streets.

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  3. Wow - that looks like one Big party!

    Happy New Year...a few days late!

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  4. That looks like one huge party aand how exciting to have it end with the snow falling.
    I want to wish you the most wonderful New Year ever. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. Looking forward to more post in 2008.

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  5. wonderful post ! a lot of things to cover . great shots . it's amazing that the cleaning is done so fast .
    btw , my friends spent christmas in vienna and i was supposed to go with them but finally i had to stay here with my family .
    i'm glad you had a good time

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  6. :-) Happy New Year to you.

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  7. How beautiful The snow in the end is the perfect finale. Just enchanting. I can hear the crackers even days later and as far away as Connecticut.

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  8. Nice photo. Everyone having lots of fun in the streets. And the snow in the end really make it all a wonderful experience. Wish I was there. :)

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  9. Quite festive. It's nice to know how other countries celebrate a new year. Snow falling at the end helps disburse the crowds.

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  10. :) It was the same fairy tale like day here in Budapest too with snow coming down for two entire days the 31st and 1st. Glad you've had a great time.

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