Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fireworks from high up


Given my posts of the past two days, you might have thought that I missed out on the 4th of July Fireworks displays.  Not so!  I was invited by a good friend to see what could be seen from the 22nd floor of a downtown high-rise.  The view to the north took in one display that was in the distance but still very clear.  You can see it above in the top-right of the photo.  The photo also captures the traffic on Central Avenue and a peek at that art installation I've featured before called "Her Secret is Patience".  You can see it on the lower left of the above photo.  If you don't remember it, click here for a photo I posted before.


About 20 minutes after the north end show started, another, much closer show to the east started up.  Some of it was partially obscured by another building, but we still got to see all the high-flying explosions as they crested over the top of the building in the foreground.  And, they were close enough for the noise to rattle the windows of our building.  All in all, I enjoyed the view from above very much!

14 comments:

Kathy said...

Lucky you to have such a great vantage point. Probably cooler too, wasn't it?

Kate said...

You undoubtedly had one of the best spots in town to see those fireworks..we certainly are fascinated by them!

Thérèse said...

What a view! and for you what a treat: the friend, the view, the shots and a little bit of cool air on top of everything...

Birdman said...

What a tremendous view of your city. Lots of action!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your second photo, I assume, is showing the fireworks following the Diamondbacks game. My son and his fiance saw those same fireworks inside from the stadium.

JM said...

WOW! What a view!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

very cool!

Judy said...

What fun!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm loving that first image Sharon, how cool that you can see the art installation also (I went back and had another look) it has a sort of surreal look from up there at night. How nice to be able to see the fireworks in comfort!

Lowell said...

I love night shots and these are wonderful. You certainly had a wonderful vantage point. Thanks for sharing!

RedPat said...

Wonderful view of the city at night too!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

I want one of those apartments!

Randy said...

Lucky you!

Magpie said...

You had the best seat in town!