Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Parade & Easter Bonnets 2008

Last year, I posted my first collage of photos from the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnets Festival on 5th Avenue, between 45 and 55th Street in Manhattan This year's festivities was held earlier (yesterday) and there was a cold snap of weather in the air. Nonetheless, everyone was out in their finest and most creative attires and bonnets. Here are the photos from the festival.

After the parade, I met up with fellow blogger, CityGirl15 of Gramercy Cafe and Eliot for brunch. It was great meeting them. They are the sweetest couple.

16 comments:

Grand Life said...

Your up late tonight. I know because it's late here and your 2 hours ahead of me. I have been looking for your blog since stumbling on to the Daily Paris Photo's a few days ago. So happy to have found you. New York is my favorite city in the world. I only get to visit 2 or 3 weeks a year but read everything I can New York related throughout the year.
I'll be checking in daily. Thanks so much. Your photo's are great as is your notations.
Judy

Chuck Pefley said...

Ming, I love them! What a collection of bonnets adorning all those happy faces. Whew! Even the K-9 crowd is represented. Very nice work! And it was indeed work to capture and put that collage together!

~Chuck

tigerfish said...

Vivid, bright, flamboyant, lively!
The doggies' are cute.

oldmanlincoln said...

Oh, the guys look so good in their little colorful hats. I never thought to take a picture in a hat, yesterday. Looks like you took a lot of pictures. Nice photos.

Have a nice week.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

missy said...

WOW I love it, well its very quiet here on our bank holiday monday as it is white white white with snow today. The fella and i just had a snowball fight! can't believe it, photos on my blog soon! xx

Kitty said...

what a colorful medley! I love the bunny ears!
And the poor pooches...

Looks like so much fun, Ming. Cool!

Paz said...

Love your photos! Oh man, I'm bummed I missed it but glad to read that you had a good time taking photos and meeting friends.

Paz

Jun said...

happy easter ming!!! knowing u and ur sweet tooth, did u gobble up bucketloads of choc eggs? *wink wink*

Lori said...

I love your Easter parade photos!! I'm so jealous I couldn't be there. That must be quite the spectacle. Those were some very colorful bonnets. Sorry I couldn't meet up with you and the other bloggers! I'll have to check out CityGirl's site. Thanks for the visit to the parade!

Peter said...

I don't know how well spread this tradition is. Nothing like it in Paris. Would perhaps be a better idea than to introduce the Halloween, which has somehow flopped here.

Jilly said...

Oh this is just great, Ing. Love all the hats - of course I'm partial to the dogs' hats too!

I answered your various questions on Menton and Monte Carlo. Briefly, the Kapoor Sky Mirror installation that you have in NY is also in Monaco - I believe there are several installed around the world.

Sailor Girl said...

I just LOOOVE the dog's bonnet!!!!

marley said...

Thats a great collection of hats! I hope you made an effort too!

Mary Hilton said...

Oh, Ming, you never fail to delight with your photos. i was so disappointed to miss the parade this year, but these make me feel like I was right there. Love the doggies too!

Thanks!

citygirl15 said...

What a wonderful photomontage.

Did you create that outside of Blogger/

Great meeting you too....and thanks for the link!

Oh for the love of food! said...

Simply Beautiful! LOVE this collage Happy Easter xo