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.
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.
Great food, great friends and sizzling fireworks made this a wonderful picnic to remember. Happy 4th of July.
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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.
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.
So glad you enjoyed them, Steve. I agree, Seattle is a gorgeous spot. Hope you had a wonderful 4th. xxx
Great fireworks photos!
Thanks so much, Laurie. xxx
What a great spot! Happy (belated) 4th!
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. 🙂
Good fireworks shots!
Thanks Mark, I love fireworks, they bring out my inner child. xxx
Such a lovely firework display, Ailsa. 🙂
It really was fun, we actually saw three different displays from our little picnic spot! 🙂
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!
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
Fabulous shots 🙂
Thanks Gilly. xxx
Amazing, wonderful captured… 🙂
i wish i was there in Seattle! I love it there. I enjoyed this today. Thank you.