“Giant Projections” on Historic Benicia State Capitol During Independence Day CelebrationsBy Roger Straw, July 4, 2015
At dusk on the eve of the Fourth of July, Benicia’s iconic state capitol building was lit up with festive holiday displays and messages calling attention to climate change, pollution and the need to STOP Valero’s dangerous crude by rail proposal.
Benicians for a Safe and Healthy Community (BSHC) teamed up with the San Francisco Projection Department to display startling and magnificent images on the side and front of California’s historic third state capitol building. The image of the building stands as the symbol of today’s City of Benicia.
The “Giant Projections” followed after Benicia’s traditional Torchlight Parade, while crowds were still celebrating up and down First Street, and as many headed home.
Benicia videographer Constance Beutel interviewed a few of the BSHC parade marchers, and went on to capture scenes along the parade route and the magnificent lightshow at the State Capitol:
Here are a few more scenes from the Torchlight Parade and Giant Projections, thanks to Peg Hunter of San Francisco Projection Department: