Wednesday, January 10, 2007

NYE 2006 in Sydney

Photo gallery: NYE 2006

The New Year's Eve in Sydney was spectacular!

During the day we went to the beach from where we moved to a club (made in an old English style) in the afternoon. Then we visited our good friends and late after midnight we went for a walk to the beach where a huge dance party had been on. Unfortunately we were too tired to start dancing :)

There were two fireworks - a "family" one at 9pm and a bigger one at midnight. We watched it from a hill several km from the city - a marvelous show! It included 7 main firing locations placed around the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Thanks to our location we could see most of them.

There was about one million spectators celebrating in the city. Crowd of people began to arrive early in the morning to gather around popular spots to watch the fireworks.

Several interesting facts about the fireworks and bridge effect:

  • Approximately 11,000 shells, 10,000 shooting comets, and a total of 100,000 individual
  • pyrotechnic effects.
  • More than 60,000 metres of wires and cables.
  • Equates to 91,000 kg of equipment.
  • In excess of 3,000kg of explosive devices.
  • 6,000 hours of design and preparation by the crew of 35.
  • Fully digitally launched, requiring 12 computers.
The organizer said, that the Sydney NYE fireworks display was regarded as the largest and most technologically advanced annual fireworks display on the planet.

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