Saturday, March 20, 2010

Saturday scenes and scenery:
The 2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade, New York City

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Irishmen from church and state strutted their stuff down the green line in the middle of 5th Avenue last Wednesday.
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I don't think it is unfair to note there was a corpulent theme going on among the many bands, police and dignitaries.

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Mayor Bloomberg working the crowd was a fast moving exception.

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This energetic drummer was a different sort of exception ...

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as was this horn player from Cathedral School.

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After marching, father and son made their way through the crowds.

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It was very clear that the main festivities, the imbibing of Guiness, etc., would come later, off the street. No drinking was allowed on the parade route. I was left with the feeling that I had seen the opening moments of a long party that wasn't quite underway yet.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

I love the green socks on the Piper walking with the little boy. (Probably his son)'

The corpulence you mentioned was probably due to drinking all that green Guiness for years. ;-)

Thanks for excellent photos, Jan.

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