Copenhagen – Happy New Year!

We had heard that there would be fireworks in the City Hall Square, but had no idea what to expect. There’s not an organized display. Instead, citizens (and I would assume tourists as well) armed with any number of different pyrotechnics roam the city and detonate at will. As the midnight hour approaches, more and more fireworks can be seen and heard about the city.

Every now and then someone sets something off in City Hall Square.

Cynthia is skeptical that there will be much activity. Copenhagen dies down after 8 or 9 pm from what we’ve seen over the last few days. I explain that new years eve is a global party and I bet her there will be a ton of people and a ton of fireworks.

The people DO in fact start gathering and before long the square is surrounded by people. Some waiting to watch fireworks, others there to actually set them off. Our hotel balcony gives us front row seats to watch the event. Here is a video I shot from the balcony about 30 minutes before midnight

Fireworks in Copenhagen from baldheretic on Vimeo.

My fish-eye captures some of the excitement.

4 Comment

  1. Well you two had a fabulous day 5. Sculpture museum (great pictures), the round tower (more great pictures) and then fireworks! I’m impressed with the fireworks pictures. I never get them the way you did.

  2. That’s quite an ad hoc display of fireworks. Nice video, Jay.

    Happy New Year.

  3. […] After lunch we walked a bit more but then headed back to the hotel to pack and get ready for the fireworks. […]

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