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Traffic in the greater Seattle area can be a challenge if you commute by car. In this cloudy day shot, the I-5 freeway and its express lanes are actually flowing well despite being full of evening traffic. If you look closely you can see a green zone along the top left of Lake Union which is Gasworks Park. That is a popular place for viewing this Wednesday night's Independence Day fireworks display, shot off from the Sapce Needle at Seattle Center. It is also popular to gp boating on Lake Union for the July 4th celebration, where water reflections add to the enjoyment of the fireworks display and the whole lake is can become a friendly floating party. The Wallingford neighborhood is visible as a grid of neat residential blocks at the top of this shot, and commercial buildings line the I-5 Eastlake corridor.