Friday, January 2, 2009

Happy New Year 2009!

New Years here is the biggest holiday for Albanians! Somehow they all seem to purchase fireworks and set them off in celebration! It is chaos...not a safe, orderly system of the city public works with firemen standing by for safe measure.....CHAOS! They are set off on all roof tops, in the middle of streets, a huge crowd of people head to the center of town and set them off there!
We gather every year with 3 other families to bring in the new year together. We watch from the somewhat safety of their balconies...and watch the light show from there. The above photo is from Erin with long delayed exposure but a really pretty shot. Happy New Year everyone!

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