The main feature is the illumination on buildings and music everywhere and CROWDS.
|The sign on Princes' Bridge|
|The Footbridge arch lit up.|
Later in the night trains were only departing the city from Flinders Street only. All City Loop stations were closed.
It was still light but the crowds were building already .
Pity anyone who had not heard of it, getting caught up on their planned theatre visit or similar
|The stream was thick both directions.|
|The roads were closed to traffic on Swanston, Elizabeth and Flinders st (as well as the Lanes)|
|The Station was glorious and the intersection PACKED|
|The buildings along Flinders St from Fed square|
A Family were moving in opposite direction beside me and the Dad said "Maybe I'll catch you up" And mum said "I'll never see you again!"
A rescue boat driver left the Club saying he had to meet his friends at Fed Sq at 630; I hope he found them!!!
Last year the crowd was estimated at 300.000 with out as much adverting as this year, so perhaps 500.000.
I think the fact that it is spread over a bigger area this year would make the crowds better.
It was the crowds that decided my return home even though I hadn't seen half the things . I certainly didn't see the best but what I saw made for a magical evening!