I was planning on going out to check out the Independence Day celebrations, but found myself messing around with my computer instead. Noting the time, I decided that as soon as I got hungry for lunch I would go out looking for street food. It wasn’t quite lunch time when I heard music, and realized there was a parade on the street outside. A friend had made a crack about my sitting in my window to record the Police and Firefighter parade, so I rushed down to the street to record the action from street level. I was in such a hurry that I broke a fingernail down to the quick.
The first video below shows dancers going past the front of my building.
In the second video below, I caught a passenger car that got tapped in the parade.
In the video below, I had to wonder just how many miles these dancers had been dancing.
The little girls in the video below are too cute for words.
When the parade was over, I went up to my place, trimmed my torn fingernail and went out to see what else was going on in the city for Independence day. I was only able to catch a few moments of the band playing in front of the church as I went by on my way down to the river. I only got to hear a few moments of the band that was playing in front of the church.
I walked around the park next to the church, noticing things I had never noticed before.
After enjoying the park for a little while I headed to the Cathedral to see what was going on. I decided to take a slightly different route there, planning on coming back by another route, so that I could see as much as possible.
The video below is the flower market, starting and ending at the door of a church, right across the street from the Cathedral.
Once I was finished wandering around the park, I headed down to the river, and started looking for something fun to eat.