For the twelfth year in a row Google has celebrated the American Independence Day with a bespoke Google Doodle. A colorful Doodle took centre stage on the homepage with various scenes from across the United States.
In the west landmarks appear in the sun, fading to nighttime in the east. San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is at the beginning of the rainbow, set behind the ‘G’ of Google. Alaskan Mountains, the island of Hawaii, farms, midwest towns, a baseball stadium, a bald eagle, a guitar and an Orange which signify different aspects of American culture are flanked on the right by New York’s iconic skyline, complete with fireworks.
Other landmarks include the Sears Tower in Chicago, and the California which can be seen behind the Golden Gate Bridge.
Google has celebrated the 4th July for 12 consecutive years, making it the the second longest running Doodle series so far. Thanksgiving is the only other Doodle to have a longer running series, with 13 Doodles to date.
The 2011 Independence Day Doodle has been a hit, on the whole. Twitter users had a variety of opinions on the artwork. “Nice doodle today, but where is the American flag?” said one, whilst others simply celebrated the day and wished fellow American’s a great day.
Happy Independence day everyone, have a great day and let us know what you think of today’s Doodle below.