Okay, this is a Paris photo blog and truly this is a Paris photo, but it is quatorze juillet and not quatre juillet. I was thrilled several years ago to travel to Paris alone for Bastille Day primarily to see the view above. I stood on the barricades for several hours and almost missed this shot as the planes moved overhead so quickly.

I hope that my French friends do not mind that I borrowed this photo to wish everyone in the USA a happy Fourth of July!

Avenue des Champs Elysées