St. Louis is a city which takes Independence Day very seriously with parades, music, food and a huge fireworks display. We were extremely lucky to have an unmatched viewing location for the 2012 fireworks. The American Queen was moored just South of The Arch while the fireworks were set off from a barge in mid-river across from The Arch.
Here is a sampling of pictures of the display. I took hundreds of shots and it was hard to choose a few best representatives. I wish I could add the sound that goes with these pictures but that would have made this page a whole lot more complicated to construct and view, so just use your imagination.
As usual, clicking on a thumbnail image will take you to an enlarged version of that picture in another window or tab.