Six oldies decided to see in the New Year. We all met at Helen and Paul's, where we had a quick but delicious take away Chinese meal. Then we walked to Salisbury Station to catch the train to South Bank and the theatre.There were not many on the station but the train was almost full of revellers, all going to South Bank for the fireworks display.
We arrived early for the concert. We watched the 8:30 fireworks and the light display on the treasury building. I had my little camera and no tripod so all the shots are blurry.
The blue moon looked like part of the city decorations. The Victoria Bridge is in the foreground.
Waiting for the Pop Orchestra to start the New Year Concert
The last song at midnight was Auld Lang Syne and then balloons were released and we had been given streamers to throw. It was a good concert with nice classical pieces .
Then we tried to find a good spot to see the fireworks but we weren't too successful. This is what fireworks look like without a steady tripod. There was a light in the way but it looks sort of pretty.
With thousands of others we headed for the station. We felt a bit strange as there were no others belonging to our generation.
Bill wasn't impressed with the crowded train, but at least we were lucky to get a seat. We were happy to arrive at Salisbury and fight our way off the train and walk back to Helen's house in the fresh air. We had a cup of tea and biscuit before driving home and dropping into bed at 2:30. We haven't done that for a long time.