Happy July 4th, everyone!
As I am in DC for the summer, and as my father is in town for the weekend, we’ve been having a very patriotic weekend, visiting national monuments and the like. Yesterday (July 3), we visited the Jefferson Memorial for the first time. What an incredible role model, what an incredible man. Jefferson was a true man of the Enlightenment, valuing education and knowledge, and the power of a man’s mind.
Incidentally, I noticed that I am now just about exactly one year behind on uploading and tagging my photos on Flickr.
Where was I, what was I up to, on July 4th last year?
I was visiting/exploring the site of the Heijô (Nara) Imperial Palace, which was in the midst of great festivities for the 1300th anniversary of the creation of Nara (Heijô) as the capital. Not the most American of activities, by a long shot, but, in a funny way, perhaps there is an amusing parallel, in that last year I celebrated a Japanese 1300th anniversary, and this year, the 235th anniversary of American Independence. It’s still a celebration, right?
Anyway, I am indeed bit by bit gradually getting through all my photos. I hope you enjoy taking a look.
What are you doing to celebrate the Fourth? Hope you have a safe and enjoyable one.