Thursday, December 31, 2009

Berlin Studies #4: New Years Eve

We celebrated with friends in a section of the city called Wedding. Wilhelm said it's more a working class neighborhood with Turkish and African people along with Germans. The neighbors were completely and utterly wild with the business of fireworks. In all the years and all the places I've celebrated New Years's Eve I've never experienced it like I did in Berlin. We were in the very center of the explosions. My trusted IPhone was right there in the fray recording the action. The next door neighbor launched his rockets from his balcony the old fashioned way; he used his hands! I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did taking them. I included a short film of the action. All the explosions are within 20 feet of our balcony, some rained down on top of us. Fluff was safe inside as it was about -5 degrees and he's sadly, but sexily,without hair. This job was mine and I did my best. Enjoy!
Happy New Year, All!
I had a fantastic night and hope all of you did too!


Fluff !!!!


Old School Brand said...

That is absolutely CRAZY!!! If I didn't know better it looked like you were in the middle of a war zone!!! In fact it looks like my neighborhood in south central on the fourth of July!!! LOL!
Bountiful New Year to you too Fluff!!

km said...

I had a similar experience last year- I love how people in Europe just set off fireworks from their Apartment windows-- It's so festive and crazy!