The Danube River ends its "journey" in the Black Sea, where it forms the Danube Delta, which is one of my favorite places in Romania for many reasons: scenery, geology, landscape, people, the food, the culture, and the list could go on.
|The Danube Delta (Romania and Ukraine). Image credit - Chelys, via Earth Snapshot.|
In Vienna, on every January 1st, the Blue Danube waltz is the second of the three encore pieces played during the New Year's Concert. The tradition is that the orchestra starts the music, and after the first few measures the audience interrupts with applause. The conductor stops the music, turns towards the audience and wishes everyone a Happy New Year, after which the orchestra resumes the music.
I wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011, and I am looking forward to some Champagne and waltz music tonight, including one of my favorites - the Blue Danube Waltz.
Happy New Year!