If you are a follower of my blog you know I am infatuated with illumination nights. I have been to several. My favorite is the Grand Illumination Night on Martha's Vineyard. It is spectacular and not to be missed. The Ocean Park Illumination Night in Maine is quite nice too. That one spills over onto the beach.
This Summer, my illumination night was in Rockport. We started the night with dinner at Brackett's Oceanview. Someone had lobster. Not me, I went for the clams.
I don't eat lobster this way. I much prefer a lobster roll.
The weather was perfect. It was not too hot and there was a nice breeze. Many people dined outside.
We sat on the deck of Helmut's Strudel Shop as the sun set. My sister asked me to take a photo of this scene as it would make a lovely painting reference. I could have stared at it all night while I ate my strudel.
We walked to the end of Bearskin Neck. This scene at the restaurant My Place By The Sea made me think of a painting. Now that would have been the place to watch fireworks while dining. Maybe next year.
Another shot of My Place By The Sea. Some lanterns in the garden and natural illumination in the sky.
Illumination Night was in full swing downtown. There were musicians and cobblestones and lanterns. So very cool. Everyone was having a great time.
Another view of the downtown. This gives a glimpse of the architecture in the area.
And then the fireworks were launched off the pier. We lucked out and found a perfect parking space. We stood by the car and watched the show. It was fantastic. Someone was launching sky lanterns before the fireworks so it was a double illumination. This was my best shot. I did not bring a tripod so all my photos are slightly blurry.
I still think the photos capture the essence of the evening's illumination.
We were discussing our favorite kind of fireworks. I like the fizzly ones.