As always, I was hoping for a distraction (having already posted here twice today, I was out of excuses). Suddenly, we heard a lot of booming, of the fireworks variety. "Are we at war?" I asked my husband. Then I turned around and saw serious fireworks over the Charles. We were treated to a long, professional show. Our building is directly across from where the City anchors the fireworks barge, so we had a great view of the upper half of the display from our bay window.
What we could see over the rooftops
How very timely and cool! Thank you, art history gods, or whoever was responsible for this surprise. I have no idea why anyone would shell out for major Boston fireworks on the 4th of June instead of July. Do you?
Surely Cambridge is not distracting its citizens from the water main break that has them all washing their hands with seltzer and flushing toilets with extra-virgin olive oil — according to tweets via Universal Hub? If anyone has the scoop on these peculiar pyrotechics, it will be Adam at Universal Hub. I'll keep checking, and let you know what I find.
Update: An alert reader has commented that the fireworks were part of MIT's 150th anniversary celebration. We'd heard those were supposed to happen about a month ago, and couldn't find anything on their site when we checked back then.