NYC Fireworks and the Big Bang

In New York in time for New Year’s. The plan was to go to a party overlooking Times Square to watch the ball drop, but my flu had other plans, which involved watching the Big Bang Theory marathon on television with a steaming hot cup of Lemsip Max. My inner child, however, overcame me at the stroke of midnight, as I dragged myself snuffling and pajama-clad to the roof to watch the fireworks. Turns out, if I’d been at the party, I wouldn’t have seen the fireworks that seemed to be coming from the Central Park direction. There’s always a silver lining. I raise my glass (of steaming hot Lemsip) to 2012.

Times Square all aglimmer at the stroke of midnight. If I'd been there, I wouldn't have seen...

...the Grand Finale from the rooftop. Hello 2012.

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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8 Responses to NYC Fireworks and the Big Bang

  1. Gillian says:

    I love your blog, Ailsa. I’ve added it to my blogroll.
    Happy New Year from Northern Ireland!

    • ailsapm says:

      *blush* Thanks Gillian, I’ve been having fun snuffling through your blog too, Happy New Year from the other side of the planet! xxx

  2. What great images. Glad you were sick. 😉 Hope you’re feeling better now. The best of 2012 to you!

  3. Susie C. says:

    Ha! My sore throat and sneezing kept me home too, but no great images to make up for it! 🙂 Happy New Year to you and your readers!

    • ailsapm says:

      The only good thing about being at the top of a five flight walkup is the proximity to the rooftop! Get well soon, Susie! Happy New Year.

  4. bronxboy55 says:

    Great shots! I hope you’re feeling better. I need to get over to your Ireland posts.

    • ailsapm says:

      There’s still a few Ireland posts to come, Charles, I got kind of backlogged with all my recent travelling 🙂 Hope you enjoy them. Wishing you a very happy New Year! xxx Ailsa

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