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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mermaid Parade 2007 Part 2

This is part two of the 2007 Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. Please click on the photo for an enlarged, detailed view. This collage represents a small number of the 300+ photos I took at the parade. I endeavored to show the diversity of costumes that were present. As you can see, the themes of art parades in NYC are not policed and many of the costumes certainly go beyond what one would expect in a Mermaid Parade - hula hoopers, goth garb, ghoulish characters, alien invasions, geishas, visual puns (like the Seapranos), Coney Island postcard groups and creative assemblages. Of course there were mermaids, anemones, nautiluses, brassieres from shells, seahorses, lobsters and a myriad of other sea creatures. The creativity was overwhelming and tough to absorb and process with the volume and speed at which these remarkable displays pass by the spectator. Trying to get decent photos in this intense environment was a challenge. If you check back here in a day or so, I should have a link for more photos of the parade on myFlickr site...

8 comments:

Bergson said...

Superb gay pride
a report excel in one photograph
that effectiveness !!

Keropok Man said...

oh wow..

how unique to have a mermaid parade! this is amazing, the different costumes and stuff.

Brian said...

This parade is one of the most enjoyable things I have attended. It's a must do if you are in NYC at the time.
Brian

Curly said...

Brian,

this is a great little collection of pictures, lively, and participative.

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Natalya said...

What wonderful costumes and attention to detail! Lovely images :o)

Dsole said...

What a great and colourfull collage, Brian!

RD said...

Wow! Now that's a parade. Great captures! I don't think I could handle all that visual stimulation.

Moi said...

Till date I have only heard about the parade from my NY friends ....thanx to the pictures shared here I got a chance to have a look at the event I may or may not see ever :)