4th of July

I have just finished celebrating Independence Day in Seattle. Instead of facing the insanity of Gasworks Park where Seattle’s main fireworks display takes place; my pal Sylvia, her hubby Brian and I made our way to Magnuson Park along the shores of Lake Washington for a far less crowded view of the Kirkland and Bellevue fireworks displays across the water.

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Waiting for the fireworks to begin

Brian rustled up a sumptuous picnic complete with bubbly and we feasted and chatted as the night sky twinkled and the lake waters glowed all colours of the rainbow.

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Great food, great friends and sizzling fireworks made this a wonderful picnic to remember. Happy 4th of July.

xxx Ailsa


About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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19 Responses to 4th of July

  1. Jackie says:

    Fantastic captures!

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Jackie, it was a fantastic display – several displays, actually. From our vantage point we were surrounded by no less than three different fireworks launch sites.

  2. Steve Hanley says:

    My wife and I have very fond memories of Seattle after vacationing there some years ago. What a lovely place to be for the 4th and what great photos! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Laurie says:

    Great fireworks photos!

  4. pollyheath says:

    What a great spot! Happy (belated) 4th!

    • ailsapm says:

      We got very lucky finding this alternative spot to view fireworks, Gasworks Park gets pretty crazy. This was a fabulous, mellow alternative. Hope you had a great 4th too. 🙂

  5. markd60 says:

    Good fireworks shots!

  6. adinparadise says:

    Such a lovely firework display, Ailsa. 🙂

  7. Cool Deb says:

    thanks for sharing. I have been spoiled by my Jersey shore upbringing and blessed to be able to watch the 4th fireworks over water. (Is there any other way?). This year, unfortunately, I was land bound and didn’t see anything. But I just lived vicariously through your photos. Great captures, nice job. THANK YOU!

    • ailsapm says:

      Ooh, I remember the 4th of July fireworks over the Hudson River from the rooftop of my apartment in Manhattan, they were always pretty spectacular. Hope you had a good 4th anyway, Deb, despite the lack of fireworks. xxx

  8. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Fabulous shots 🙂

  9. ledrakenoir says:

    Amazing, wonderful captured… 🙂

  10. Michelle says:

    i wish i was there in Seattle! I love it there. I enjoyed this today. Thank you.

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