It’s July 4th. Every year there is a huge firework celebration at Charle’s River in Boston. Right after dinner, our whole family including little Toy Fox Terrier, Bobo, rushed to the Harvard Bridge at Charle’s River.
We got to Charles River around 7:30pm. Lots of people set up their seating area already.
The girls in July 4th Costume are so cute!
Harvard Bridge connects Downtown Boston and the well-known Cambridge, the town where MIT and Harvard University are located. Harvard Bridge is designed for both vehicles and pedestrians. However, it is for pedestrian use only today.
The side facing the firework is pretty much occupied. Do you see the round dome of MIT at the end of the bridge?
We are so lucky that we found a nice spot facing the river right in the middle of the bridge. Lots of yachts are already on the river waiting for the spectacular firwork.
Unfortunately, the weather forecast indicated that there might be thunderstorm tonight.
The landmarks of Boston in the background: John Hancock building on the left, Prudential on the right.
People kept rushing to the bridge. Boston is so-called college town. Most people coming to see the firework are young students. Most Bostonian choose to watch the firework on TV at home.
It gets darker. See, we can come across asian students almost everywhere.
节庆日是警察，士兵最忙的时侯。很快，哈佛大桥就要给封锁 — 政府控制上桥的人数，以防不测。
The police and army are always the busiest during holidays. I was told that the bridge is going to be blocked soon so that only limited amount of people will be on there for safety reasons.
A couple on the speically designed bicyles attract a lot attention.
There is even hip-pop dancing show on the bridge. Wow, lots of people are watching.
Three sleek-looking flight jets fly over as the part of the celebration. Too bad, I was not fast enough the catch a better scene!
Finally it get dark enough for the firework. It is a beautiful summer night with wind breezing on the bridge.
We are able to hear the Boston POP performance at the Hatch Hall not far away.
At 10:38pm, the firework offcicially starts.
The firework is spectacular. It lasts about 20 minutes. Because of the great spot we are in, the firework is displayed right in front of us, as if it is solely made for our family. The firework is so pretty that it feels so surreal. Luckily there are lots of other audience next to us.
The screaming and cheering from the yougn people remind us all this is true. No thunderstorm yet.
We are happy that the weather forecast is wrong again.
No matter how adanced the techonology is, there is no way for the cameras and camcorders to capture the true beauty of the firework.
Maybe, because of this inefficiency, people keep coming back to the river waiting for hours for the firework spectacule every year?
Latte Min_海外人生：波士顿的美国独立日烟火庆典 July 4th Firework in Boston