Saturday, July 7, 2012

4th of July

Arkansas is in the middle of a pretty severe drought right now, which has turned most of the woods into kindling.  As a result of the extremely dry conditions, most of the larger fireworks displays in honor of Independence Day were cancelled across the state.  But the one in downtown Little Rock was on, in spite of the 100 degree weather that day.

After much deliberation, we decided to try to get pictures of the fireworks from a parking deck along Second Street in downtown Little Rock.  Hopefully, the deck would offer some decent views of the fireworks exploding over the River Market.  This is the view from the top of the parking deck at dusk, looking toward the library and the rest of the skyline:


From there, we could even hear the patriotic music from the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra performing at the Riverfront Amphitheater. But it had to compete with some random Zydeco music that was emanating from one of the bars along Clinton Avenue. Finally at 9:30, the fireworks show started.


The parking deck was an ideal spot for getting shots of the fireworks.  The only problem was the traffic.  After waiting for well over an hour, enough cars had finally cleared out and the way was clear to finally head on home...

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