My first ever New Year's away from home (I'm a US expat studying in London)!
Missed my whole family.
Went down to the Embankment in London and watched Big Ben strike midnight and the fireworks at the London Eye. I had to fight my way through huge, crushing crowds with my Nikon N-65 and tripod, but I found a spot and shot the fireworks at the Eye from across the Thames.
Today, I went to Trafalgar Square, fought my way again through crowds, and finally got a spot at the fence to see the entire New Year's London parade.
What a spectacle! I even saw a marching band from my home state (Indiana) marching in the parade. The parade was from 12-3pm.
I spent the rest of my day today browsing in Waterstone's and Borders bookstores (I love to spend HOURS in those places looking at Star Trek, UFO, and music books!).
I've got to get back to LHR
sometime within the next week or so--if the sun comes out again! I haven't been there to shoot since 23 Dec.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)