Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Trumpets



Colorful trumpets of different shapes and sizes are the staple of New Year's celebration here. Made from paper with - I must say - remarkable craftsmanship, they have already been offered for sale on the streets since a few days ago.

As anywhere else in the world, tonight revelers will get together on the streets and in many other public places here to celebrate the coming of the new year. Trumpets like these are what many of them would bring to help them in the noise-making hullabaloo typical in new year's celebration.

Being a person who doesn't like crowds and noise, I would just be celebrating it at home, having a barbecue with family and friends and then some reflective moments on my own about the year that has passed and the resolutions for the year ahead.

Happy New Year, everyone!

9 comments:

Gunn said...

Well seen and well done!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dindin MK said...

Selamat tahun baru untuk bapak dan keluarga. :)
Semoga keberkahan selalu menyertai kita semua dan orang2 yang kita cintai di tahun2 mendatang. AMIN. :)

Leif Hagen said...

Happy New Year! May 2012 be a good one for you!

Monique et Daniel said...

Magnifique photo!
From France, Happy new year to you and your family!
We like your blog that gives us an insight into Indonesia!

Virginia said...

Eki,
What a glorious shot of the trumpets. I have missed you my friend. I will try and be a better commenter here in the new year. I hope the best for you and your family this new year.
V

jeannette said...

A BBQ sounds very nice, Eki! A very happy New Year to you and your friends and family!

Don' know if you are on Facebook? There I go by Jesh StGermain -

Kalyan P said...

Just beautiful...

Warm wishes for a happy & fun-filled New Year...
Seasons Greetings!

Eki said...

Thank you, Gunn, Dindin, Leif, Monique et Daniel, and Kalyan ... I've been trying to return your visit but can't seem to post any comments on your blog. I wonder why.

Happy New Year to you too.

J.C. said...

Happy New Year, Eki! Thanks for highlighting my mistake! Wish you a good year!

Btw, I saw these trumpets when I was in Bandung. It's very popular during New Year eve where everyone was blowing it on the street.