Panoramic View of New Year’s Celebrations

People all over the world goes bananas when they celebrate New Year. Almost certainly they take a cocktail too many and hangovers are carefully planned ahead of time. One of the most famous New Year’s parties, is held in Times Square in New York City where a huge ball slowly descends as the clock strikes midnight.

Photographers are always there to give us a pictorial impression of the celebrations in their neck of the woods. I have seen many of these photographs, but none more spectacular than the Full Screen 360 Degree Virtual Panoramas Hans Nyberg.

If you have a wide monitor with a good resolution, you can view jaw-dropping photographs which include an image of 360 degrees. That means, all around, above and below. Just like being in the actual spot. The background noise makes it more real dramatic.

I just took a look at a panoramic view of the celebrations at Copacabana Beach in Río de Janeiro. These annual celebrations are the largest in the world with around two million people on the beach. Unfortunately this year it rained and less people than expected showed up. However, the fireworks display above the beach were spectacular in search of a better word.

If you are interested in viewing the New Year’s celebrations in different cities around the globe, please click here and join the year’s end jubilation.



2 thoughts on “Panoramic View of New Year’s Celebrations”

  1. Hola Omar,
    Since New Year’s is often about looking back, I thought I would revisit some of the posts from yesteryear. I can not recall exactly when I began following your blog but I believe it was early in the journey. I have enjoyed years of daily viewing of events and scenes of Panama and elsewhere through the window you provided.

    Thank you!
    Prosperous New Year to you and Aura and all the familia!
    jim and nena in Texas

    PS: if I am not mistaken, you and Aura will have your 40th anniversary this year? I know it says 32 years in the info blurb but I am sure that is outdated.

    1. Hola Jim y Nena:

      I started Lingua Franca on January 1, 2008, twelve years ago. It was shortly after my retirement. Previously I had a modest blog called “Epiac’s Place”. It was then when I learned the word “blog”. I had no idea what it meant until it hit me hard on the face.

      So I’ve been writing little articles about this beautiful country and posting thousands of photographs during the year.

      Lingua Franca’s statistics are 1,398 followers, 5,502 blog posts, 1,554,941 views, and 407,966 visitors. I feel proud of these numbers.

      I try to do my best to publish one post per day, every day of the year. So far I’ve been able to do that. If health is fine, I plan to keep on doing it. It keeps my thinking juices flowing.

      On July 12 of this year, we will celebrate our 40th anniversary. Yes, Jim, Aura and I have shared life for quite a while. She´s a wonderful woman. and it’s been a pleasure sharing my days with her. We have gracefully aged together.

      You and Nena are doing quite well together. I’m glad I met you. You are a good man, and I enjoy exchanging comments now and then. You make my life interesting.

      Happy New Year to you and Nena and the rest of the gang. Take care. 🙂

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