Saturday, July 4, 2009

Big Bang Theory

Chicago holds its main fireworks display on July 3 at the lakefront. It draws a lot of people (somehow the crowd count is always "1 million people") and it's a good-natured crowd. Here are a few photos from last night's show.


After the show, the crowd disperses and, as one may expect when 1 million people leave all at once, some of the streets get backed up. Several years ago, they started closing Lake Shore Drive to traffic, allowing people to walk on it to ease the pedestrian congestion. It doesn't seem like too many people take this route anymore (in prior years it was heavily traveled), but the tradition continues.
Have a safe and happy weekend.

4 comments:

Hilda said...

Wonderful fireworks! I wonder if my brother and his family watched. With traffic that heavy, I think I'd walk and take this route.

Happy Independence Day!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

excellent collage of fireworks. I wanted to do something similar and did not get it done. Now I can enjoy your lovely fourth of july collage. Thanks for your comments on my site. Today I have a Chihuly glass art photo and the glass art changes with the sun's rays.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous fireworks shots. I miss the fireworks in Chicago. My bedroom window faced Navy Pier and I'd see them every Wednesday and Saturday during the summer. And, of course, the 4th of July show is always spectacular.

Vogon Poet said...

Great fireworks, nicely photographed. It's so strange see people walking the highway...