Thursday, 1 January 2009

RING IN THE NEW!


Wishing you all a very
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Or, as they say here---

BUON ANNO


David and I hope that your 2009 goes with a---

B A N G !


And if the fuse is being a little slow to light, then here's part of a New Year firework display in Venice from a couple of years ago to add a little celebratory spark...*



We wish you whatever you most wish yourself for the forthcoming 365 days but, above all, we wish you health, work, peace and happiness...

* Last Night's fireworks were accompanied by a snowstorm! We've spent eleven winters in Venice and - at long last - we have seen what the Venetians refer to as "rare snow"...

Very slippery, but bliss!

Oh, and by the way, buttons would like to offer his own particular new year greeting.


Video: Brian Sibley © 2007; Images: Brian Sibley & David Weeks © 2007/8

For more Venice imagery, visit my website to view the album Venice Observed and then follow the links at the foot of that page to three further albums of photographs.


9 comments:

Good Dog said...

Brian,

A very Happy New Year to you and David, and Buttons. Best wishes for 2009!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to all 3 of you,
hope we can meet up once again at "Artistico" this year

Elaine

Boll Weavil said...

A happy new year to you two out there and all your friends here and everywhere else. It's been a privilege to have been in such company over the past year.Long may it continue..
ETTRARG : The speech of a total stranger who is obviously trying to wish you a happy new year but is so drunk he has cleary been at a far better party than you have.

Brian Sibley said...

Happy New Year, folks!!

Eudora said...

The first day of 2009...

FELIZ AÑO A TODOS!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYBODY!!!

LisaH said...

A Happy and Healthier New Year to you, David, Buttons and all his cronies!
And may it also bring some lucrative writing work to you.

Sheila said...

Happy New Year Brian, David & Buttons! Wishing you good health and happiness in 2009. R,S & H

James Kearney said...

Did you encounter Hanif Kureishi and son while you were there..?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/jan/24/hanif-kureishi-venice-italy

Brian Sibley said...

Thanks for this, but no, I missed them completely!

And my trip wasn't paid for by the Guardian either!!! ;-)