Circular Quay does become quite crowded at this time of year. The Carnival Spirit cruise ship was moored at the Overseas Passenger Terminal this week. The whale watching cruises that depart from the ferry wharves are very popular. The Hop On Hop Off Ferry and water taxis also stop here. Last night, the foreshore, especially between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, was also crowded with people, who had come from all around Australia and the World to see the fireworks on Sydney Harbour. The New Year's Eve 2014 theme was "Inspire" with the colourful banners seen here along the foreshore also displayed around the city. Happy New Year.