Friday, January 1, 2010

Ring of Fire

More pics from the mayhem that is New Year's Eve celebration. I'm still trying to come to terms with just how crazy it was. I left when groups of teenagers started shooting rockets randomly into the crowd. There was no attempt to avoid people, and there was no one there telling them not to do it. Not very German at all. The only thing I can make of it is that locals live each day with so many restrictions that they simply need these outlets where anything goes - look at the Fasching celebration, look at New Years, look at Oktoberfest. At any rate, it was a celebration like no other, and one that went across the city.


V Rakesh said...

Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year!

Louis la Vache said...


It's difficult for the public to buy fireworks in California. There was a good New Year show of "officially sanctioned" fireworks on the Embarcadero in San Francisco last night which we saw from our balcony across the San Francisco Bay.

«Louis» wishes you Guten Rutsch ins Neue Jahr!