Day 245: Something Beautiful—The Queen City by Labor Day Lights

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



About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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