Easter Parade in NYC Part 3 of 3

This is the last of my posts on the 2008 Easter Parade.

I ended my last one saying that there was a certain regularity to the process:  spot, approach, and take a picture.  True enough, but it’s a light-hearted affair and everyone seems to enjoy it.

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The young ladies above were delightful.  I had taken a couple of snaps when the one on the left spotted me, wheeled her friends into position and I got the picture.  Thank you.

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Up until this year, I had never seen a man with a hat who either wasn’t escorted by one or more women, or who wasn’t a street performer.  This year, they were all over the place.

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The little girl below was watching an orange-fox street performer and was trying to explain to her parents what it was.  There were a few people taking pictures of the fox, and a whole bunch taking pictures of the girl.

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Okay, okay.  I got ’em both.

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This group of carrots were pretty popular.  They parked themselves outside of St. Patrick’s and just kind of wheeled around getting their picture taken constantly.

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The below woman had the widest hat around.  She’s being interviewed, I think by TV-1.

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Yes, a bikini-wearing grandmotherly type.  It’s New York.

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I couldn’t figure out the guy below.  He was posing with a lot of people and his outfit looks almost like he’s a street performer; but he’s probably just another New Yorker wanting attention.

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More of the formal hats.

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The below young girl never seems to have raised her head after discovering that there were just a few hundred of us wanting her to pose for a picture.  The poor kid couldn’t handle the attention.  Dad had a great time, though.

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The two on the right were in some sort of rat costume.  I don’t know if they got the memo:  the parade’s about bonnets, not rodents.

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And my final picture of the day.

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Last year and the year before, I would see some huge, huge hats.  Some would actually be nothing less than small trees.  Another popular hat was one depicting a roller-coaster.  I remember several variations on that.  This year?  No sign of ’em.  It may have been just a touch too cold or too early for such.  Or, maybe, the larger crowds are just pushing them away or something.

In any event, I did enjoy the parade and still don’t plan to wear a hat next year.

-H

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