This NYE, we set off for Sydney to watch the greatest fireworks show on Earth. My friend Veer, overseas in the U.S. for the holidays, graciously lent us the use of his apartment for the show.  With most of the city’s main areas heavily restricted to prepare for the fireworks crowds, we spent the day in and around Potts Point, a neighborhood just east of the main harbour area. 

Having now been to Sydney a few times, it was a pleseant afternoon with no real destination or things to do.  We enjoyed the perfectly sunny but cool weather, and went where our feet took us snapping a few shots along the way.

(Retired warships in Woolloomooloo Bay)

(awesome sign noting the advantages of caffeine)

(hmm, which way should we go?)


(Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that dress is made out of condoms)

(showing off my new Ayala Bar necklace bought with (some of) 2011 S&C bonus)

At dusk, we sat down with a few bottles of bubbly on the balcony to wait for the fireworks; a 9pm “kids show” and, at the stroke of midnight, the main event.

Happy NYE!!


(we’re going to need more champagne)

(the anticipation builds)

(bursts of red during the 9pm show)

(brilliant white lights)

(the center display of the show – the Sydney Harbour Bridge)

(an fully panopoly of correographed supporting acts as far as the eye could see)

(p.s. that brilliant crescent of white light in the middle is the Bridge)