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Happy New Year!

posted by Martin Rubli at 02:56

Taiwan's capital started the year 2010 with its traditional Taipei 101 fireworks, a short but amazing spectacle.

The area around the world's tallest skyscraper (looks like the financial crisis is buying us another few years in this regard) was more crowded than last year, but I still managed to find a little spot to put up my camera and shoot some firework pictures for the first time with my D-SLR. Given that I had no idea what I was doing and only had about two minutes to experiment I'm quite happy with the outcome.

I'll upload more photos to my gallery as soon as I get to process them (maybe together with the Switzerland photos that have been in the queue for the last four months :-). Until then here are three of my favorite pictures I took last night, directly from the camera.

Happy New Year to everybody!

Taipei 101 fireworks in 2010

Taipei 101 fireworks in 2010

Taipei 101 fireworks in 2010

In case you're wondering what the "Taiwan UP" stands for, we've had the same discussion last night. Ideas went from "Up into the sky is where the money gets shot during the fireworks" to simply "up yours", but it seems the correct interpretation is that 2010 is the year where the economy recovers and life goes up again. I like this idea. Let's drink to that!

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