|electric cherry blossoms on New Year's eve|
New Year's Eve at Bar Beach
On Dec31st,14, Bar Beach, the place where meagre horses can be hired to carry beach goers to the sea side on the south of Victoria Island, was busy with preparation for a big concert hosting several of the many nigerian celebrities like P-Square or D'banj, etc… The New Year's Eve concert would grace the ears of walkers-by going along Bar beach, made pedestrian area on the occasion. But obviously, a VIP area with a dedicated entrance next to the Eko Atlantic office needed to be there so that everyone could belong where one belonged.
|shaking it on the asphalt|
The good surprise was the happy mood of people coming to enjoy the music, shaking it on the asphalt and watching the firework fired from afar, somewhere on the edge on the upcoming Eko Atlantic city.
|fireworks are best watched on smartphones|
the firework closing
|stars, ladies and electric cherry blossoms|
|fireworks for everyone|
|Eko Atlantic, Nigeria's (future) new global city|
Eko Atlantic is a project of a modern city due to rise above a vast area of reclaimed land, as the brochure explains, which a technical prowess because unlike the calm waters of Singapore where reclaiming land on the sea is a commonplace, the Atlantic ocean is fierce with strong waves eroding the coast of west Africa in many places. Therefore a giant 5km protection dubbed "the Great Wall of Lagos" had to be built.
For now the construction work is a vast area of sand but presales are well underway as the "grand vision is fast becoming a reality" for what will a new part of Lagos.