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Albufeira New Year’s Eve 2017

In Albufeira on January 5, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Around 70,000 people were at the New Year’s Eve event. I wasn’t, having succumbed to a virus infection! There was also a giant ‘cake bake’ charity event in the town on December 30th in aid of the local volunteer Fire Brigade.

Some photos at https://www.cm-albufeira.pt/content/passagem-de-ano-em-albufeira-atrai-milhares-de-vistantes-todo-o-concelho scroll to bottom of the page.

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Albufeira is getting ready for New Year’s Eve

In Albufeira on December 29, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

The town hosts a TV sponsored outdoor show with music and fireworks, broadcast nationally. Around 80,000 people descend on the town for a night of partying. There are plenty of people already in town, making a long weekend of it.

The stage is nearly ready.

Meanwhile visitors were enjoying some afternoon sunshine and, as you can see, children were happily playing in the sand.

It was a little brighter than the photo looks, this was at about 4pm today.

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Last day of 2016 – updated again

In Albufeira on December 31, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Horrible scenes in the Cavern on New Year’s Eve and some shots of the firwork display.

http://www.dropbox.com/sh/hpwtzjm19mj45nb/AADEDkVU3jDPa1CgKg7F2r-Wa?dl=0

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I had to go out for a a short while this afternoon so I took the camera with me. Bright sunshine, about 15C, a little windy and the light was very good. In town, final preparations were under way for the big New Year’s Eve event. A few pictures I took.

The rest here :

An eventful year! Thanks to everyone who visits for the many positive comments and feedback. I hope your 2017 will be a good one. For me, the milestone of birthday number 65 will be reached in September and Her Majesty’s Government will be giving me lots of extra money to spend on beer!

The big New Year’s Eve event here in Albufeira attracts tens of thousands for the music and midnight firework show. The weather forecast is good, so depending on the amount of this I get down tonight, I may have some pictures to show tomorrow.

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Happy New Year in advance.