The arrival of the New Year sparks off a Celebration wherever you happen to be in the World. Theres excitement all around, the mood is festive and the atmosphere is Jubilant. In Cape Town, the Minstrels Carnival procession starts at midnight and makes its way through the streets lined with crowds of onlookers, cheering and enjoying the spectacle.

On 2nd January, the procession hits the streets again, and the party continues as though it never finished. Jubilant is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the Cape Town Minstrels Carnival, are my response to the prompt…

….the journey continues……..


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It’s more than likely that most people will have some recollection of at least a few New Years happenings during their lives, if not most of them (maybe not in chronological order 🙂 🙂 .) Perhaps it was with a special person, or a special place, or a significant moment, or a specific incident, ..whatever it may be, but that single moment in every year when the clock strikes midnight and heralds in the New Year, somehow remains more easily rememberable. (hmmm.. not sure if that’s a word 🙂 🙂 ).

So, do you remember where you were on the most recent New Years Eve? I do 🙂 I was in Porto overlooking the City, the Douro River and the Ponte Luis I bridge that crosses it, Fireworks lit up the sky as the clock struck midnight, and a New Year had arrived :-). Time is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the New Year fireworks at Porto are my response to the prompt…………

…..the journey continues……………..