Tuesday, July 9, 2013

4th fun.

Another fun 4th in Boston! Like last year, my friends and I went down to the Esplanade for the Pop's concert rehearsal. Jenny and I went down early to stake a spot on the grass in front of the video monitor. We knew security was very tight this year and wanted to give ourselves time. Well, we waltzed through security and had ample time to enjoy the evening right on the river. 
Eventually, the rest of our gang arrived, we picnicked and hung out and waited for the concert to start. 
The line-up wasn't as star-studded as last year, but we enjoyed the music none-the-less.
Usually, on the 3rd they don't blast the cannons during the "1812 Overture." Well, this year (and last year) they did. We all loved it, but after the Marathon, we were all shocked they told people to not expect explosions and then did it anyway... Even cooler though is at the actual concert, the officer hurt in the shootout from April came out (he's recovering well) and conducted the orchestra for a bit!!
On the actual 4th, I went with a friend to see "Despicable Me 2" - we loved it and loved the 2 hours in the a/c! Later that night I went to my co-teacher's mom's apartment for the fireworks. She lives 14 floors up and we had an amazing view of all the area fireworks! 
It was a 30 minute show, down at the Esplanade. The picture doesn't do it justice, we could see them so well!! 

All in all, a fantastic 4th, in America's 1st city! It really is cool to live where it all began!

14 thoughts on the matter:

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said... {Reply}

So glad you enjoyed yourself and that they did some unexpected things despite the current mood. Awesome.

Kathy McB said... {Reply}

This seems like so much fun! Two places I'd love to be on the 4th (besides Philly). Boston, AND....D.C. for the concert in front of the Capitol building. One of these years :)

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

What a fun place to be for the 4th!! I love your reflection shot on the water!! I want to see Despicable Me 2!!!

Karen said... {Reply}

Beautiful photos of what sounds like a perfect celebration of the 4th. (I want to see Despicable Me 2!)

Kim said... {Reply}

Such an awesome evening! Love these captures, and love the reflection of people!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

What a great time!!! Love that you captured the reflection of the crowd- well done.

Deanna said... {Reply}

what a great holiday and you celebrated it to the max!!

Dara said... {Reply}

watching fireworks from above is so cool! also, great pictures, as always.

Raymonde said... {Reply}

Looks like such fun! I will have to be in the States one 4th July. Hope you are keeping well. :)

Renae Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

Tremendous photos! Tremendous repertoire of events and tremendous city to celebrate our wonderful 4th of JULY!!!

Pieni Lintu said... {Reply}

Great shots!!

Sharon said... {Reply}

I enjoyed seeing Boston on the 4th through your lens! My favorite is the picture of the little boy on his father's shoulders. Beautiful subject and lighting!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

In the stifling heat of summer, a couple of hours of AC at the theatre sounds divine! :)

Pride In Photos said... {Reply}

Tamar, thanks for sharing this...so good to see Boston back at full speed.