Saturday, July 4, 2015

Still Life With Robin: Fireworks!

Photo by Semnoz via Wikimedia Commons
by Peggy Robin

It was another great year of fireworks on the Mall, and for those who decided not to brave the crowds, or wend their way through the mud-pitted security lines to get into the prime viewing area, you can go to this link to see what you missed -- though there’s something about watching sparks completely fill the sky that can’t be conveyed on a monitor or TV screen, no matter how big. Still, there’s something to be said for staying comfortable and dry at home, too.

If you want to watch fireworks on a small screen instead of in real life, you might as well see more spectacular ones than we had at the Fourth this year.  How about Dubai 2014, which holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest fireworks display:

Dubai 2014 (Guinness World Record for Fireworks Display):

For a grand setting, here’s Sydney Harbour 2015:

And for a well choreographed show, here’s London 2015:

If you are still in the mood for armchair viewing/flatscreen tourism, then you might want to take a leisurely tour of the phenomenal entries in this year’s  National Georgraphic photography contest:
There are so many, and they’re all of such high quality, you could easily spend time from here to the next national holiday admiring them all….and it would be time well spent.


Still Life With Robin is published on the Cleveland ParkListserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays.

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