As American as the 4th Of July: Part 1

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Everyone seems to be doing 4th of July posts, so I thought I would get in on the game. After living for about 3 years in the USA, and our visits back since I thought this occasion is perfect for me to share some of the most "American" pictures that I have!
This was taken on our visit to Martha's Vineyard in July 2007. A very American place to take vacation, with the likes of the Clinton's and the Kennedy's. Also extremely beautiful, I love the style of the houses.

You really can't get much more American than the Liberty Bell, in Philadelphia PA
Unless of course it is Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was actually signed. This is a picture of the Assembly Hall inside, where the declaration and the constitution were written and signed in 1776.
Then there is ground zero, where the twin towers once stood. Probably one of the most recent images and symbols of America.
This is a classic image in my head, it reminds me of every movie in New York. This was taken on Liberty Island, looking to the mass of NYC.
Here I am with the great lady herself! The Statue of Liberty.
I think I am going to have to do a Part 2 of this post. I have a bunch of great shots on our other computer, that I can't get to right now. These ones a maybe a bit more serious, those ones are very light hearted!! I hope all the Americans enjoyed their holiday! The answer to the question I heard a lot whilst in the USA... No Australia does not celebrate 4th July, because in fact we are still a part of the Commonwealth. It is interesting to note that one of the main reasons Australia was settled was because after America was no longer a colony of Great Britain and were fighting for their Independence, the English had no where to send their convicts, and the gaols/jails were full. They had prisoners sitting on boats ready to be sent somewhere, and nowhere for them to go. Australia, which wasn't of much interest previously, became the destination of choice.
2 comments on "As American as the 4th Of July: Part 1"
  1. Hi! Found your blog through Mr. X-Stitch.(I too love a man with a beard!)

    Love the pictures of your visit! I've always wanted to go to Martha's Vineyard.

  2. Oh Thanks for letting me know my embroidery is on Mr. X Stitch. Thanks for the follow!!