Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.
Fireworks are big in Cincinnati. On Friday nights when the Red’s play at home, there is a half hour fireworks show after the game. I’ve taken guests to a pub at the Levee across the river in Newport, Kentucky to watch and sip a beer. My first 4th of July here I was surprised to find out that Labor Day is the high fireworks holiday in the Queen City. This will be my fourth Labor Day in town and my first to see it. Unlike previous years, I have company as a motivation to brave over 100,000 people and intense heat and humidity. Massive storms are predicted for tomorrow when the celebration is planned. Even with motivation, it may not be in the cards.
If memory serves, 4 of the 6 bridges crossing from Kentucky to Cincinnati are closed and rigged with fireworks launchers along with barges in the river. As you can see from a previous year’s photo, a spectacular showcase of the downtown and it’s bridges. A fitting preparation for visiting the City of Lights—Ville des Lumières