And no, it is not Valentine's Day yet, but hearts are featured on many shop windows, also for the New Year.
A shoe store made their New Year's Christmas tree out of red shoes.
The town decorated the normally red nostalgic tram with large, sparkling red bows.
The evening of the last full moon was very mild, weather wise, and when returning home, I first went in the opposite direction to take the longer one hour ferry ride home. As we approached the first bridge, the lights made a rotation in red as I took a lopsided picture from the moving ferry.
The direct translation of the Turkish wish for New Year's is "Happy Years". No one can tell me why it is plural. There are always some unexplainable mysteries in this city.
Where ever you are, and what ever color of your underwear, have a happy and healthy 2011!