Okay, so it was a little antisocial of me
to not go to any New Year's parties...
But, you know, I always just kinda feel
lost at events like that - so I find it's more exciting and fun to take
the bike into town and dodge taxicabs and drunken revelers.
I don't usually attend many of the First
Night celebrations. I'm not really into the performance art-type
stuff that much, and a lot of events are oriented more towards little
kids. Maybe next year I'll take advantage of the First Night
discounts for the museums. If I'm not traveling, that is...
But what I do like about First
Night are the ice sculptures and fireworks. So, I took the road
bike and went into town to see the sights. The bike is probably
the best way to get around Boston. So I got to see both fireworks
displays and all the sculptures (except for the one at Northeastern that
I couldn't find).
I was a little disappointed by the ice
sculptures this year. Apparently the organizers wanted some
insurance against the warm weather that ruined previous ice displays, so
they arranged for some sculptures to be made of plastic boat wrapping
instead. And some of the ice sculptures were mounted on
scaffolding instead of ice pedestals.
But they were still impressive and
pretty. I've put a selection of my pics online. Hope you
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