Mission Fireworks, Dolores Park, Fun With Photo Galleries

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Mission Fireworks:

Last night, dutifully ascending to the roof to see if our continually transforming downtown skyline would prevent us from getting a good look at either one of the dual firework shows over Pier 39 (it did), we were reminded once again, in the form of a beautiful exploding flower, that the real show was at our backs. Specifically, at 21st and Florida and 21st and Bryant (if our skills at remote mapping still hold), along with many points on the streets below Harrison. This was much more than a few scattered neighborhood pops, but detailed, quite possibly even choreographed displays that had everything but smiling-face bursts, and they went on from sundown until well into July 5, with nary a police car in route. Awesome.

–Michael Leaverton

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