Saturday, July 4, 2015

Fourth of July 2015

July 4th. the web is calm.

About Fourth of July Fireworks

"July 4, 1776 was the day the Continental Congress finalized the wording of the Declaration of Independence. The official signing didn't take place until later, but July 4th has ever since been the birthday of America. Celebrations of independence took place throughout the summer of 1776, as well as they could considering there was a war going on. The legacy of the revolutionary celebrations is to celebrate with artillery and cannonfire in addition to bonfires and illuminations. Firecrackers and rockets were a natural extension. The first anniversary of the date was celebrated with the pomp and circumstance we would recognize today. Even in 1777, fireworks were used.
The evening was closed with the ringing of bells, and at night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks, which began and concluded with thirteen rockets on the commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated. Every thing was conducted with the greatest order and decorum, and the face of joy and gladness was universal. Thus may the 4th of July, that glorious and ever memorable day, be celebrated through America, by the sons of freedom, from age to age till time shall be no more. Amen, and amen (Virginia Gazette, 18 July 1777)." Via Mental Floss

Is this cool or what! Miniature pottery by Jon Almeda.

The Flying Trunk by Hans Christian Andersen
Lunch met makreel by Kenne Gregoire
Terminée by Kenne Gregoire
Dorothy Lathrop ~ 1891-1980 ~ The Fairy Circus
Girl in the Clouds by nendili
Admiring Nature by Honor C. Appleton (1879 – 1951)
Living Architecture: Islamic Indian by Andreas Volwahsen
Saul Steinberg & Inge Morath, 1959
ITALY. Bomarzo. Park of the Palazzo Orsini. 1952. Herbert List
Naples, 1961 by  Herbert List
Calascio - Primi raggi di sole, Calascio, Abruzzi, Italy ~ Capri, 1935. Photo: Herbert List.

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