New Year's Eve in London - Amazing
Last night was an excellent example of the pleasant surprises you find when moving to a new place. I usually watch the ball drop in Times Square on Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve and often thought how great it would be to be in the crowd cheering as countdown reached 0 and the new year started. That desire has been replaced though with what I saw last night. Now I want to be a part of the 700,000 member crowd gathered along the Thames counting down to 0 followed by an awe inspiring near silence as we listen for the tolling of midnight by an illuminated Big Ben in the distance. This was followed by the biggest, most impressive fireworks display I've ever seen, even if it was just on TV. They launched fireworks from several floating barges, at least two moving speedboats, and directly from the London Eye.
That was New Year's in London and next year I will be on the bank of the Thames, freezing my arse off with the rest of the Londoners to see this amazing show in person.