As an Aussie I'm used to seeing big fireworks displays set to music and it always surprised me that the annual London New Year fireworks never was. Both as a city and capital of a nation that has produced so many world class musical acts it always seemed crazy to me that London would pass up an annual opportunity to showcase the talents of the British music industry alongside one of the most anticipated fireworks displays on the globe.
That all changed this year as I've just found out on BBC this morning that it was the first year that they were finally set to a soundtrack and what a show!
We watched the fireworks from the top of Brockwell Park after having a quiet dinner with flu battered friends, so I didn't get see the show with the music. But even at the distance from which we watched them the thunderous roar of the explosions of all the shells and rockets was impressively loud.
From our hilltop view we were also treated to the sight of hundreds of glowing paper lanterns that had been released into the air, dispersing slowly over the skyline of London and beyond into the night sky like floating stars.
Fa la la la la, la la la la! This is what I would be wearing if I was spending the festive season in freezing cold London. Except I'm...
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