Still waves Jul 4, 2013 Celia ⋅ Around town, Greetings ⋅ Chicago, Citadel, Federal Plaza, flag, Fourth of July, holidays, Independence Day, Marquette Building, photography, reflections, United States ⋅ Happy Fourth of July, everyone! Long may she wave, over a people equally committed to liberty and peace! Share this:PrintEmailTwitterFacebook Related Like 0 Thanks! You've already liked this « Wabash, in summer dress » Love of fireworks 10 Comments Harley Jul 04, 2013 @ 16:35:36 A very happy Fourth Of July to you as well ! Celia Jul 04, 2013 @ 17:12:37 Thanks, H. So far it’s been pleasant if low-key. I always feel meditative rather than rowdy on this day. George Weaver Jul 04, 2013 @ 23:17:38 Happy late wishes for you too! This is a wonderful image. I love the reflections. Here is a link to the Library of Congress recordings that were published to commemorate the bicentennial of the American Revolution. http://tinyurl.com/o9swgbo I, too, feel reflective on this holiday. Celia Jul 05, 2013 @ 17:31:48 Thank you, George, for the audio link. I adore folk music! (And the Library of Congress!) Would be lovely if the day were still an occasion for orations, I think. Who knows what we might hear? I used to fantasize about having a “Mend the Flag” party on Independence Day, at which each guest would be asked to read something expressive of their feelings toward their country. I’m sure it could get pretty emotional! Thank you again, and best wishes. Celia Rob Moses Photography Jul 08, 2013 @ 22:36:25 Looks like some cool buildings around there! That little kid and his mom is cute. Looks like he’s wearing a little suit haha. Celia Jul 09, 2013 @ 07:38:21 Yes, I loved how those two, in particular, wandered by just as I was snapping pictures of the flag. It was nearly a month ago–a subtle, urban, Fourth of July tableau. . . . The buildings sort of encapsulate different aspects of Chicago. The one on the left is the Marquette Building, commemorating the area’s French exploration; the one on the right is a Mies van der Rohe building, a modernist reminder of immigrant contributions to Chicago. And the Citadel, in the center, is the headquarters of a leading hedge fund/investment firm–where all the economic energy seems to be going now. . . . Who knows what it will be like when that kid grows up. . . . Rob Moses Photography Jul 09, 2013 @ 20:30:22 Oh cool! Thank you for the bit of info 🙂 Celia Jul 09, 2013 @ 21:14:19 I’m glad you like our buildings. . . . are you a Chicagoan in the making? Rob Moses Photography Jul 10, 2013 @ 19:43:26 Haha i would LOVE to live in Chicago! Ya never know, maybe one day 😉 Celia Jul 10, 2013 @ 22:16:25 bring everyone from calgary with you. sounds like a fun crowd.