There were around 1.5 Million people that was scattered around the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and various other vantage points throughout the city to say goodbye to 2011 and welcome in 2012. I heard on the radio that by around 5pm, Circular Quay as well as the Opera House areas had reached capacity.
31/12/2011 S-NWN HUMAN INTEREST: New Years Eve 2011/12. Midnight fireworks at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. Pic. Tim Hunter (from The Telegraph picture gallery)
Around 7 tonnes of pyrotechnic explosives was used in the firework display for New Years Eve, and took months of planning.
31/12/2011 S-NWN NEWS: New Years Eve 2011/12 midnight fireworks, from Fort Denison. Pic. Rohan Kelly (from The Telegraph picture gallery)
Used were the four colours of the rainbow on the bridge for inspiration: yellow symbolising optimism, violet for peace, green for the environment and blue for the sea, sky and future aspirations. Sydney-born designer Marc Newson, the creative director of the City of Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, conceived the rainbow to encourage us all to follow our dreams, large and small.
See more amazing photos from The Telegraph picture gallery.
Sit back and enjoy this massive fireworks display on the Sydney Harbour, if for copyright reasons you cannot see the video below click here.