Wishing all my friends in the US a really happy Independence Day.
On my one and only trip over the pond I had a long weekend in New York 6 years ago, which included going to a party on a boat going round Manhattan. I'd just got a new camera and sadly had it on the wrong setting for all my pics. Most of them are completely out of focus but I can't bring myself to ditch them as just looking at them brings it all back so vividly in mind.
Here's one of the better focused ones, although about a third of it is of the back of people's heads.
This is one of my favourites because of the sun bouncing off a skyscraper and reflecting in the water.
And finally, here's old Liberty herself, which has featured here before on another 4th July.