Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year's Day 2013



The day started quite wet, but after lunchtime the clouds broke and as I type this (5pm), there is not a cloud left in the sky.

New Year's celebrations in Holland tend to be raucous affairs, with fireworks causing injuries (in some years deaths), alcohol causing the usual problems, including a lot of wanton vandalism. Not very nice, really. However, the fireworks themselves were pretty to watch. An accident in a village near the Frisian town of Dokkum caused injuries to 17 people. A car drove straight into a crowd celebrating the new year around a bonfire; it is thought the driver was blinding by the glare from the fire, exacerbated by the steady rainfall.

In the afternoon, I went for a brief stroll around an estate nearby, which includes the village school I went to in the early 1970s. The cloudscapes were quite pretty.
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I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Lovely pictures as always! Its a cold and freezing day here but I'm about to warm up the house with turning the oven on to feed my family a New Years Day dinner. Happy New Year!

Mik said...

it's in the single digits here where I am (about -12C) so the teeth are chattering but those are some beautiful pictures Guido. Wishing you a very happy and safe 2013...