Saturday, July 4, 2009

July 4 Fireworks - San Francisco 2009

The skies across Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach sparkled and glittered as if filled with fairy lights as the city's firework display brought a magnificent finale to the Independence Day celebrations.

They fizzed, crackled, banged, whooshed and thudded, sending up a profusion of flickering shapes in all colours from balls, flowers, shells, streamers, rings and fountains.

There were smiley faces that made the crowd laugh, pretty emerald and pink fountains and a golden canopy that elicited special appreciation.

From a hill overlooking North Beach, the crowd looked down on the bay seeing the illuminations light up the piers and the tall ship moored nearby.

In the distance across the bay other firework displays could be seen. For once, the fog had stayed away and so the enthralling show, that lasted from 9.30 pm to 9.50 pm, could be seen in glorious detail.

'Happy New Year!' called out a youngster, as the grand finale finally fizzled to an end.

'I enjoyed the fireworks immensely, but my four-year-old thought they were boring,' said dad, Simon, climbing the hill afterwards with Max on his shoulders.

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