Here's a blast from past. Twenty-one years ago Ron and I spent the holiday in Washington, D.C. and watched a spectacular fireworks display over the Washington Monument. Keep in mind how old these photos are and that I am just an amateur photographer.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
It's pretty much the same every year. The crowd starts to assemble very early in the evening, not just to get a good spot, but also for the live entertainment.
I think I zoomed in to show the American flags surrounding the Washington Monument.
I took about six photos of the fireworks display and these turned out the best.
Although you wouldn't know it by my old photos, this was by far the most spectacular fireworks display that I had ever seen. Of course, I didn't want to miss much of the show by looking through a camera lens, so I didn't take very many pictures.
Back then the Washington Monument wasn't illuminated during the fireworks like it is today. I'm sure the Internet is filled with much better photos, such as this beautiful picture.
Washington, D.C. is one of my favorite cities, and I have been there many times. I can't think of a better place to spend the fourth of July.