Who doesn’t love fireworks? I always feel guilty when I enjoy them, I remember all to well how my animals reacted to the noises, but I just can’t help watching them. There’s something about the lights, the colours, the sounds and even (if you are close enough) the smell. It seems to fill everyone who watches them with joy and wonder, no matter how many times we may have seen them.
Now CNY fireworks are definitely something to behold, I mean Disney is the only rival I have seen to the magnificent display that the HK cultural board put on this year. People could hear the bangs kilometres away and it lasted a good 20-30 minutes. Unfortunately, as we all now know S and I have terrible luck, we did not manage to see a large portion of the fireworks. You will see what I mean in the photo’s we took.
S had a friend visiting and we had to rush her to change and get out of the house to make it to TST in time. They closed off Nathan road, for those of you who don’t know, it is pretty much the main road that goes from the bottom of TST all the way though to at least Prince Edward. They only blocked off a few blocks but still it was very impressive.We got there and pretty much all you had to do was follow the immense crowds who were strolling
towards the waterfront , but when you got to the crossover we couldn’t get through to the
actual harbour :(. Now while the Flower Market had huge amounts of people, they were all in movement, here they were not. We were pushed, trodden on and leered at; ok that was just me and it was by a creepy guy who kept moving closer and closer…shudder!
I’m sure if we had just been a few feet to the left or at the harbour we would have enjoyed it a lot more than what we did. My advice to anyone who is considering being here for 2017, make sure you get a harbour view be it TST or Central! What I could see of the fireworks was spectacular, the length of time that the display took was very very impressive! The experience in itself was great, other than creepy dude! The aaaaahs of admiration and energy coming from the crowd was very invigorating!
After the fireworks we walked to the harbour to have a look at the Monkey Lantern display next to the Cultural center and took some lovely photo’s of the harbour lights. Of course this time we were the fish swimming up the stream instead of down *facepalm*. We ended that part of the night by going all the way to Ozone bar, when I say all the way what I mean is that we took the long MTR way around. The view was spectacular the drinks prices even more so and the cover charge had us wanting to cry, but we got some nice pictures I guess and for S’s friend it was especially nice.
Our final end to the New year celebrations on the official New Years was to take S’s friend to LKF and let her enjoy the novelty of drinking on the street. We attempted to go dancing but Solas had closed and everyone was in Bungalow, there was no standing room and it was like we were being crushed by a bunch of really rude people! eish! Never again!