Thursday, January 01, 2009

Blogging as Antwerpen City does Fireworks ...

Happy New Year everyone ... and all the very best in 2009.

We warned Shannon that Antwerpen city is full of people who love fireworks and who all have their own major stash of fireworks.

The city has a 20 minute display going off over at the river and we can see it once it rises over a certain height however developers built a new apartment building after I arrived, with no thought for our view.

We just about have a 360 degree view of the city and there is light and explosions every place we can see...

And the colourful explosions have been going non-stop for 12 minutes now and it's just getting louder and more colourful.

Flares of orange, green and red are shooting up from below and falling on our crunchy ice-covered balcony.

A good way to begin the new year ...

Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar!

12 comments:

christina said...

Happy New Year, Di! Hope 2009 holds lots of suprises. Suprises of the good kind. :-)

Inge De Leeuw said...

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar, Di! I wish you good travels in 2009, as well as a successful business and a happy family life. I'll be visiting Belgium in April this year and might pop over to Antwerp if you're around :-).

Di Mackey said...

Happy new year to you too, Christina and wishing you so many good things in 2009 :)

You will be so very welcome, Inge!! :) Looking forward to meeting you.

Peter said...

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar Di!

I managed to face the crowd and actually took some shots of the city riverbank fireworks - the place was slightly less crowded,
probably due to a sudden thick fog that partially obscured the view.

May 2009 bring you everything you wish for.

Mark J said...

Dearest Di.

May 2009 bring you joy and growth. May it bring varied and wondrous conversations and discoveries. May you capture a soul, if only briefly, before the moment passes, stored on your memory card.

Hey - no pressure 'tho :)

Happy New Year x

Manic said...

Happy New Year Di, Gert, Jess and little Miss Four!

Carolien said...

Happy New Year, Di.
Thank you for helping the world be a better place with your inspiring stories and photos.

Di Mackey said...

Dank u wel, Peter. I'm just home from a day spent feasting at Gert's parents. I hope 2009 is good foryou too! xo

Dear Mark, thank you! xo

Bedankt Peter (aka Manic), I passed on your happy new year to everyone xo

Carolien, thank you too! xo

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Happy NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!

Di Mackey said...

Reading your comment, Gary, made me think about how excellent it would be to host a blogger party here in Belgium one day. I would expect your HAPPY NEW YEAR to ring out across the room, if the occasion was appropriate, or perhaps even if it wasn't :)

V-Grrrl said...

i missed the new year's eve fireworks in bruxelles and surrounding communes. our neighbors are college students and set off a small display in the street. it is good to have students for neighbors!

Di Mackey said...

Very good of the students indeed :) I'm glad you got your fireworks, Ms V.