Damn! Its now 10:15pm and looking around DC from my rooftop, you’d never know that the fireworks on the Mall ended at 9:30pm. No, from my rooftop it is still a cornucopia of color and light as fireworks all across the city explode into the night air.
Even during the big show on the Mall, I couldn’t take my eyes off Anacostia. There, it looked as if the War of the Worlds started, with all the fireworks illuminating the night. I’m not talking one here or one there. I am talking about the entire skyline lit up with color. Lit up in a way I would never believe had I not seen it myself.
Wait, correct that, see it myself as the show, even now, still goes on. From over by Children’s Hospital its green, from around Catholic, golden, from 14th, sparklers, from RFK, all manner of lights blending in to make Southwest a cloud of smoke and light.
From those I’ve asked, they say this happens every year. This is my first 4th in DC with a 7th floor view on top of Mt Pleasant, and, wow! what a show. Now if you don’t mind, I’m gonna go back watching because, yes, its still going on!
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