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Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Parade 2009

This is my 4th year at the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. The dress goes way beyond the traditional bonnet and fancy dresses for Easter Sunday. There are some extravagant and outrageous outfits. The "parade" is really is more of a loose gathering - there is no marching or parade movement from one destination to another. It takes place along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets, which is closed to traffic, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The best spot is around St Patrick's Cathedral which is where I concentrated my strolling and shooting. The weather was rather brisk but sunny and a good time was had by all.

If you want to get a look at what the Easter Parade is like, you can see my blog postings and photos the last three years using the links:
Easter Parade 2006
Easter Parade 2007
Easter Parade 2008

3 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

great shots! Thanks for the previous years links too.

Sakiwi said...

What a lovely collage!

Jilly said...

I always love your Easter Parade photographs, Brian. These are superb. I'd be hard pressed to choose a favourite although the lady in the centre is magnificent.The detail and the faded background. Adore the guy in the purple hat too! I have enjoyed these each year - you make the collages so interesting.