I went to bed at 11pm last night and as I was settling down under my quilt a series of "bangs" started.
Mmmmm – fireworks or gunshots?
Moments later I realised they were celebratory gunshots* fired into the air as car horns started blaring and people were out in the street cheering.
Forty years ago this area was destroyed by the riots after Martin Luther King's assassination; last night people were partying in the same streets!
93% of the vote in DC was for Obama – who are the 7% ?
* is there any greater oxymoron than "celebratory gunshots"??
I took this photo in Curtin Springs, Northern Territory in Australia