All excited but, frankly, I can no longer remember what the fireworks were for. Not that it matters. New York City is crazy about fireworks, with displays at every possible occasion. And even if there is no occasion, there’ll still be fireworks.
June 5th, 2019
A dream about the 4th of July, fireworks, monoliths, peculiar and familiar faces.
July 4th, 2018
A wedding dress floating at a window, forever waiting for the bride to be.
A floating boat, its golden coat glowing in the dark.
And then, there were fireworks.
PS: Fireworks are a recurrent event in Savannah, taking place the first Friday of every month at 9:15pm, at the Waterfront.
April 6th, 2018
We watched Bullitt in preparation of the trip, just a few days before departure, so I was very excited to have spotted one of the filming locations very close to Alamo Square where we were staying. A brief 35 minute walk via Divisadero St. and its rather wonderful mansions, or 1.6 miles according to my web map. What could be easier? Well, walking 35 minutes uptown hilly Manhattan, that’s what. For I still had to get to grips with the steepest streets I had ever encountered in a city, the very same that sent the cars flying in ”one of the most exciting car chases in film history” (skip to 3:15 and buckle up).
We did make it, with a few extra huffs and puffs, to the gorgeous mansion atop the hill, where police detective Lieutenant Frank Bullitt (Steve McQueen) meets District Attorney Walter Chalmers (Robert Vaughn) at a reception at Chalmer’s residence.
A break for some extra cheesy pizza to treat ourselves, because what comes up must come down… and then all the way up again.
Walking towards the mansion in the corner of Divisadero St. & Vallejo St., down to Lombard St. at Cow Hollow for a pizza and then back to Alamo Square Park to watch the 4th of July fireworks.
July 4th, 2017
Courtesy of some festival or other, in Hoboken NJ across the river from the Whitney.
September 10th, 2016