celebrating the new year (#2)
Already yesterday I posted a picture of the fireworks on New Year’s Eve. I took quite a few more pictures and thought I’d share some of them with you.
It is quite lucky that the nearest S-Bahn bridge has a view of the TV tower, which made this a proper Berlin experience, without having to brave the big crowds.
Our choice for the celebration: The Bösebrücke. Literally this means “evil bridge”. There was certainly enough smoke around to think the worst.
The youths were in a mood to endanger themselves. Throwing fireworks at each other wasn’t enough, they had to actually climb the bridge and walk the entire length. In some places it’s probably 10m high. Luckily nobody fell.
Some weren’t too crazy and just watched the spectacle from lofty heights.
Sparks were flying everywhere from the fireworks. People mostly kept their safe distance, although not everyone was playing it safe. Just in front of my house a bunch of girls were throwing fireworks at a bunch of guys who were walking past. The girls are always the worst.
Monkeying around on the bridge seemed to be the favourite pastime of those youths though. As always on New Year’s Eve there must have been thousands of guardian angels flying around …!
Well, we didn’t go to the city centre, but there still was a crowd. People gathered on the footpath and kept the street to those who were throwing the fireworks. Occasionally trams or cars would slowly drive past, but the street was quite empty over all.
We left when we were already really cold, since standing on a bridge exposes you to the wind. I was taking pictures, so my hands were just freezing. No wonder then that people were dancing just to keep themselves warm.
I really enjoyed this New Year’s Eve and this means quite something. Since my teenage years I’ve been haunted by bad luck with New Year’s Eve. Usually it turned into an absolute disaster, may it be through excessive end-of-the-year-blues, strange company, bad planning or other weird circumstances. This year it was thoroughly enjoyable and even the food, lambchops with glazed carrots (yum!), agreed well with me. I hope you guys had a fantastic start into the new year as well!
By the way, my favourite picture is the one right at the top. It took me quite a few shots to get the sparks from fireworks in there as well. All pictures were taken with my Canon EOS 450D and my Canon EF-S 55-250mm telephoto lens.