New Years Eve in Copacabana, a totally awesome experience.

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You can forget the lighting up Sydney harbour with fireworks and dropping the ball in Times Square New York, when 2 million people wander down to Copacabana beach in Rio De Janeiro they set the benchmark for how to celebrate the end of one year and the start of the new one.

An absolutely awesome sight, so many people in one place, along with 8 monster cruse ships anchored off the beach and here was I on the 12 floor of the Luxor Regente hotel taking in this wonderful experience.

I hope the photos give you an idea of the spectacle and I hope you start planning a trip there soon.

 

sweetet says:
wow...amazing david! i feel like i was in rio last nye :) 2M...greeeat...not compare to london eye's crowd fireworks display, me and my friends squeezed in to get a better view..hahah! and urs... i a relax way watching the fireworks :)))
Posted on: Jan 05, 2008
pvtjoy says:
Just amazing - I can't wait to plan my next New Year's Eve! Thanks for sharing -it's about time I get to Rio again!
Posted on: Jan 04, 2008
klutsen says:
Great new pics ! (can't wait to go again!)
Posted on: Jan 03, 2008
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Looking southwest at Copacabana, o…
Looking southwest at Copacabana, …
Copacabana from the 30th floor of …
Copacabana from the 30th floor of…
Copacabana street market from the …
Copacabana street market from the…
12 floor of the Luxor Regente, thi…
12 floor of the Luxor Regente, th…
Looking toards Sugarloaf mountain.
Looking toards Sugarloaf mountain.
What a fantastic beach.
What a fantastic beach.
OK, so you have seen it before wel…
OK, so you have seen it before we…
Love those umbrellas.
Love those umbrellas.
Back to ground level and its only…
Back to ground level and it's onl…
Little bars every 50 metres along …
Little bars every 50 metres along…
She is in a hurry to get somewhere.
She is in a hurry to get somewhere.
She is not in any hurry at all. In…
She is not in any hurry at all. I…
Orton Palace, tallest building in …
Orton Palace, tallest building in…
Sugarloaf Mountain dominates one e…
Sugarloaf Mountain dominates one …
The favellas are next to the moder…
The favellas are next to the mode…
Some of these illegals homes have …
Some of these illegals homes have…
Copacabana.
Copacabana.
Anyone for a cruise perhaps?
Anyone for a cruise perhaps?
It is worth a second look dont yo…
It is worth a second look don't y…
Ipanema, beautiful Ipanema, much c…
Ipanema, beautiful Ipanema, much …
The crowd is building up and it is…
The crowd is building up and it i…
Grab a place to sit while you stil…
Grab a place to sit while you sti…
This is Saturday, wait until you s…
This is Saturday, wait until you …
This wonderful photo was taken by …
This wonderful photo was taken by…
To each his own...
To each his own...
Samba on Copacabana
Samba on Copacabana
Dancing on the beach.
Dancing on the beach.
The girls from Minas
The girls from Minas
the boys from Rio
the boys from Rio
Does my bum look big in this?
Does my bum look big in this?
My friend Dave Wylie, he is an Ame…
My friend Dave Wylie, he is an Am…
ahere is a chair restorer in his w…
ahere is a chair restorer in his …
Another little skater
Another little skater
kids begging for money.
kids begging for money.
Plenty of police on duty.
Plenty of police on duty.
Selling shrimp on the beach.
Selling shrimp on the beach.
Hmm, Copacabana...
Hmm, Copacabana...
OK, this is to let the guys check …
OK, this is to let the guys check…
I just love those big ships.
I just love those big ships.
Cooling off at Copacabana.
Cooling off at Copacabana.
This photo is a photo of Bia from …
This photo is a photo of Bia from…
The Copacabana chat up.
The Copacabana chat up.
He sings on the top floor at the O…
He sings on the top floor at the …
These great kiosks are every 40 me…
These great kiosks are every 40 m…