I'm not much for holidays, but I love fireworks. So, when we decided to go see some movies at the New York Asian Film Festival
on the 4th, we decided to stay over and see the Largest Fireworks Display In America
. And, boy, they weren't kidding. We saw forty-five minutes of wall-to-wall fireworks.
I recognized some of the fancy-dancy ones that Philadelphia has used the last couple years, but there were some new ones, like 3-D cubes, smiley faces
, and hearts that were a little mind-boggling. Still, my favorites are the ones that sparkle and shimmer. Especially the golden fountains and the bursting golden circles that look like cherry blossoms.
I realize it almost sounds like I'm joking ... but I do like fireworks. It's the little girl in me. I'm a sucker for a sparkler, too.
We were totally rained on, as well as getting dripped on by everyone's umbrellas. There were also some eye-poking-out close calls. And, in spite of taking a cab *to* the festivities, we ended up walking almost 60 blocks just that night.[photo taken 6/11/2007 in New York City]