Northside 4th of July Parade: Sights and Sounds

No one has experienced previous Northside 4th of July Parades complained about the rain that fell throughout the event, not even when it intensified near the beginning. (It let up shortly thereafter.) This time the sauna-like conditions created by high temperatures with high humidity were not part of the equation, and the large and festive crowd was lucky to avoid that business. Here are some pictures of the occasion, most of them self-explanatory, while a couple include some commentary.











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Highlights of the Northside Parade

There is an art to trying to photograph the July 4 Northside Parade every year. The first thing you need to do is secure some shade – and then what you have to do is dart out of the shade and into the sun in time to take a good picture.  I did not always succeed – and in some ways I haven’t completely figured out what some of the sights and sounds I witnessed were supposed to represent, which makes going back and looking at the pictures all the more fun. Continue reading “Highlights of the Northside Parade”