Friday, January 01, 2010

Welcoming 2010...


I was just watching TV when the telephone rang. I pick up and one of my granddaughters was on the line asking whether I would like to follow them to see the fireworks display in the city. I told her that I would love to and she say that they would come over and pick-me-up at 11:30PM. It was then 11:00PM, so I dress up and got my camera and waited for them to arrive. They live just two kilometers away and while waiting I surf the net and soon got lost in cybersphere. Deep in cybersphere I was jolted by another phone call, this time is from my eldest grandson, saying that they are now in front on my home. OK, Anwar I told him, give me a minutes and I would come over and join them in the MPV. Our son-in-law was driving with his whole family. I sat in the front seat and just took my time to enjoy the ride over the elevated Highway and than to Jalan Ampang. The roads were already jammed with traffics. Anyway we eventually arrived in front of the parking lots on the other side of KLCC with a good view of the towers. Soon everyone double, triple parked their cars on the road, waiting for the count down to happen. It was then almost midnight and it was real exciting to see those kids doing the countdown looking at the digital clock on the top of the Exxon Mobil building. And then it happens with a roar from the crowd. The darkness of the night sky in front of the Petronas Twin Towers was soon lighted with the first display of the fireworks. And it goes on and on painting the sky with a multitude of colors. It was indeed a magnificence sight to watch, glittering like a fairyland. So majestic and colorful and after a few minutes it ended with another big bang of colors. Everyone roar and then slowly dispersed. And another day is born, the beginning of a new year 2010. Folks, these are images of that moment in time, the display of fireworks at the Petronas Twin Towers. Happy New Year.

10 comments:

Uncle said...

Dera Pak Idrus.
Beautiful shots! More please!

Pak Idrus said...

Uncle, thanks for the visit and the good words on the images in this posting. For more images please visit my facebook http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000359845603&ref=name

BTW could not open your email address.

Have a nice day.

louis said...

The Petronas Twin Towers look like they are carved from crystal in your remarkable photo, Idrus. We saw some of your fireworks on tv here. Happy New Year!

Pak Idrus said...

louis, thanks for the visit and the good words on the images in this posting.

Yes, The Petronas Twin Towers is indeed a magnificent building, when lighten up has a character of its own. Thanks to Dr.Mahathir's vision we now have such a wonderful icon in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.

Happy New Year to you and od have a nice day.

Temuk said...

Pak Idrus
Splendid shots! Yes, those two towers will always remind us of Tun Mahathir's ingenious way of making Malaysia a promising tourist destination. We will also not forget his KL International Airport, Putrajaya city, & Proton car projects that people were so doubtful about earlier on. He has made us proud of our country. Salam bahagia.

JALAN REBUNG said...

salam pak idrus,

nice photos and indeed a good start to celebrate 2010. Thanks to AMBANK for sponsoring the event (the one in Dataran Merdeka)

Pak Idrus said...

Temuk, thanks for the visit and the good words on my kind of photography as well as sharing your thoughts on this wonderful piece of architecture that has became a symbol of Kuala Lumpur.

Before the Petronas Twin Towers was built Malaysia did not have any monument or an icon building that would identify it with Malaysia. Now looking at the image of the Petronas Twin Tower alone would immediately take one vision to Kuala lumpur; like the Colosseum did to Rome, the Eiffel Tower did to Paris.

It is Dr.M vision that did it and it would surely be remembered as so for a long time to come. Dr.M is one man that has done Malaysian proud in some many fields and truly the father of Modern Malaysia.

Have a nice day.

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Wow, those are spectacular shots, Pak Idrus! How fortunate you are to live so close to KLCC, and to have such loving children and grandchildren. I was down at the kampung in Johor and missed the fireworks and fanfare. The kampung is all quiet after 10 p.m.

Pak Idrus said...

JALAN REBUNG, Rizal thanks for the visit and the good words on my photography.

I did enjoy taking the images of the show that night and managed to get some good shot. In doing so I learned the way of good photography at night. Hope that in the future they would have some new ideas to celebrate it.

Have a nice day.

mamadou said...

Assalamualaikum Pak Idrus

KL always celebrate New Year with fireworks. Its really fascinating colourful view over the sky.
Thanks for your wonderful photographs