Souvenir Pictures from July 4

The morning of July 4 I drove to Washington D.C. to see the fireworks.  I arrived around noon and my first stop was the Library of Congress for a walking tour.  I admired the impressive walls, floors and ceilings.

Next I walked to the Botanic Garden for a visit.  The outdoor gardens were in full bloom and there were a number of displays inside.  There was a thunderstorm late in the afternoon and it rained for more than an hour. I started to wonder if the rain would affect the evening’s fireworks, but when I checked the weather map on my phone I saw that after the storm went through there wouldn’t be any more rain.

After the Botanic Garden closed for the day the next stop was the Air and Space Museum.  There were a lot of people walking around and probably waiting for the weather to improve.   Later when the museum closed it was time to look for a place to sit somewhere on the Mall for a good view of the fireworks.  The evening went slowly…7:30…7:45…8:34.  Then suddenly it was dark and the program began!  There was lots of cheering for the impressive display of fireworks.  While it was happening I didn’t want to miss anything but I managed to get this picture.

fireworks

When it was over there was applause and cheering, and now I have these souvenir pictures along with my happy memories of July 4.

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28 thoughts on “Souvenir Pictures from July 4

  1. what a lovely day to spend the 4th of July. thanks for sharing these wonderful photos, Meg! your shots inside the Library of Congress are very impressive :)

  2. That’s the perfect way to spend the 4th of July! I don’t know if I’d be able to brave the crowds since it’s usually crazy enough in Boston, but your photos make me want to try it one of these years.

    • Thanks Sheila – I don’t know if I’ll go again but it’s fun to be able to say that I was there! It would be an adventure for you to go to Boston for the fireworks… :)

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