Easter Parade in NYC Part 2 of 3

More pictures from my 2008 Easter Parade wanderings on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

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The above was one of the few “grand but weird” hats.  They just didn’t seem to be as numerous as usual.  Maybe I left too early for others, but I don’t think so.

There were some, though.

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The picture below captures some of all types.

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Some of the more formal hat-wearings that I enjoyed.

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And, yes, there were dogs.

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Perhaps the most unique person in the parade was the Queen of Hearts.  Oh, yeah; she’s on stilts.  She just towered above everything.

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Take a couple of kids and put hats completely over their bodies, tack on some fake small clothes much lower on their bodies and….

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The guy below is at all of these events, along with his dog.

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But the little girls are still the better subjects.

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Some more formal wearing-types.  Quite a bit exaggerated, but that’s fine.

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Another shot of the crowd.  This was the group taking photos of the people above.

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Some were utterly shameless in trying to grab attention.  Tennis tog wearing women with dogs…and then the women started to play a sort of badmitten game with each other.

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It’s a man under all that hatness below.  I’m guessing he agreed to wear a hat if it obscured enough of his features that would prevent his ever being recognized.  Well done, sir!

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More of the more-formal-type-hats.  Not truly formal, but more than normal over the past few years.

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Tomorrow, I’ll finish the posts.  There’s really not much to say:  you mill around and spot someone in the distance with a hat.  You work your way over there and find a few hundred others are doing the same thing.

-H

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One Comment on “Easter Parade in NYC Part 2 of 3”

  1. Blayze Says:

    Looks like alot of fun. I never knew there was such festivities celebrating the bonnet there.

    Also, a request, if you could. I’ve been wondering how the construction in Washington Square Park is going. If you’re ever around that area, I’d greatly appreciated a few snapshots of the park to see how the process is moving along.

    Keep wandering.


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