I hope everyone had a great New Years celebration and came well into 2015. We celebrated New Year's Eve in Split, Croatia, where we also spent a couple of days during the holidays. I already posted some preview mobile phone images in my last post, but from now on the real travel series will start.

I'm not numbering the parts like usual, since I will bring you so many different themed posts from Split, that each one will hold as their own seperate piece. We visited the old city, spent some lovely luxurious days in the Radisson Blu Resort in Split, visited Game of Thrones shooting locations (which I'm really excided about), and also saw some wonderful winter beaches and sea.

So all that is coming up in the posts that will follow, but for this one I will be sharing some images from the New Year's Eve celebration.

Our Travel to Split is made up of multiple parts. Other parts include:
Part One: Celebrating New Year's Eve in Split
Part Two: The Klis Fortress (Game of Thrones Location Photos 1)
Part Three: Diocletian Palace (Game of Thrones Location Photos 2)
Part Four: Visiting the Seaside Promenade
Part Five: Our Stay at the Radisson Blu Resort
Part Six: A Walk along the Winter Beach

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Windy Days

The evening started somewhat late for us, as we strolled down to the Riva which is the walking lane along the Adriatic sea in Split. The reason for that was, the very windy and cold day that preceded the evening. But luckily, as the new year approached, the winds calmed down and we could enjoy the evening. In the distance of the next shot you will see the glowing colors of the celebration, that was already in full swing as we arrived.

Celebrating on the Riva

The Split Riva was transformed into a glowing and colorful festival, with a huge stage at on side of it, and many people in front of it. The buildings were lit in many colors and small fireworks were already set off during the night, creating piercing spectacles in the black sky. We spend the countdown here, and as midnight approached a huge firework was set off.

The smoke from the fireworks in the distance, colored the sky into pale colors of the spotlights that lit the surrounding buildings. All along the Riva, huge palm trees gave a special feeling to the celebration.

A private celebration, from which I only caught colorful balloons that hung from the ceiling, was being held in one of the buildings along the walking lane. They must have had a great sight of the celebration and fireworks.

Into the Night

As the evening progressed we departed from the walking lane and started exploring the old town of Split at night. In this next shot you will get a sense of the scope of the celebration, with the stage on the far end of it. Bakeries and little shops were open along the lane, providing people with food and drinks.

The Old Town of Split

Next up I will show you some images from the old town. Split was filled with people for this event, and the inner streets of the old town were beautifully lit, as most of them took a stroll, half an hour after midnight.

Another private celebration in a restaurant. I love the glowing lights coming from the inside. As the night progressed, it became colder, and we finally made our way back to our hotel to get a rest.

I hope you enjoyed our New Year's Eve Celebration images from Split.
How did you celebrate the New Year?


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