Monday, June 30, 2008

Pride Parade 2008

The New York City Pride Parade was held yesterday with a march down 5th Avenue from midtown Manhattan to the Greenwich Village. The annual parade usually attracts hundreds of organizations and thousands of marchers who participate in various events throughout the week. It is estimated that half a million tourists come to the city for this event.

This photo above shows employees of Google marching down 5th Avenue in front of the New York City Public Library on 42nd Street carrying the rainbow colors of Google's icon, which also happen to be the color of the festival.

So what did you do this weekend?

23 comments:

ken mac said...

Great parade. But if you live anywhere near 8th Street, it makes it impossible to get home!

Hilda said...

Fun! Love all the colorful balloons.

teahouse said...

I watched the parade!! Such lovely color balloons...and such solidarity!

Just Roaming The Cities said...

Finally I'm up late enough to be among your first commenters! haha.
I love the balloons, the colors. I bet it was hard to choose one photo to post. I usually have several I sit and debate between, wanting to post like 5 from an event like this one.
This weekend I did so many fun things and took about 150 pictures of. I ended up posting a baby bird.
I'll post the rest of my weekend during the week-jazz festival downtown, the Rose Gardens, and more.
Hope your day goes well :)

GMG said...

Hi Ming! Great to see you back!
Went to the beach; much better than parading, from my point of view... ;)
Loved to see the Water taxi from IKEA. Amazing! We've a big shop 10 minute drive from home and our daughter bought almost everything for her apprtment there... It seems that we are also going to have an IKEA factory somewhere in the northern part of the country, but we don't have such beautiful yellow water taxis... ;))
Thanks again for your comment on Blogtrotter, still strolling in the streets of Santiago de Compostela, now racing the famous Paris-Dakar… Enjoy and have a nice week!

Olivier said...

encore une superbe fête à NYC, toute en couleur.
still a great feast in NYC, any color.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I have seen several Pride parade photos today and all of them are bright and the colors are almost startling. This is a nice shot.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio happened naturally.

Chris said...

Love the balloons! What ken mac wrote is funny! I was wondering that very thing!

This weekend: Visiting with the son who is home and preparing a speech for tonight's party for the hubby.

Per Stromsjo said...

Googling along down the avenue then...

Is Google a visible employer in town?

babooshka said...

Trying to rescue my bloddy photos from my deranged laptop! Also watching Glastonbury music festival on the TV. Too old to be sat in muddy field in a tent now, so like to be an armchair outdoor music festival supporter or the local pub. Love the Parade shot, really captured the atmosphere of the occasion.

crittoria said...

What a great colorful photo!

We spent the weekend riding horses with a whole bunch of friends, both old and new.

Ex-Shammickite said...

There was a Pride Parade in Toronto too, but I didn't go. I hate battling the traffic downtown. Instead, it was our small town Strawberry Festival, so I ate lots of strawberries.... YUM!

NYD said...

Who doesn't love a parade?

My weekend might have been a little more quiet than yours was.

missy said...

Wow looks fab! I made the most of the Sunshine and went to the beach on saturday and then we went to a friends for his birthday BBQ. Yesterday I made the most of the Summer Sales and went shopping!!!!

Fab parade. Great idea with the baloons xx

Strangetastes said...

Well, uh, I photographed the PrideFest parade in St. Louis, of course. Got a ton of good stuff - see my post today. Lots of corporate groups here, too.

Looking forward to finally meeting you this weekend.

marley said...

Very colourful! I've been spending the weekend eating! Which is always good :)

• Eliane • said...

Each year, I miss it. Looks like fun.
How did I spend the w.e.? It has to do with your post of yesterday. Although my visit to the Sweedish emporium was pretty short.

Knoxville Girl said...

What a festive shot! Knoxville had a pride festival earlier this month - no parade, the GLBT community is a bit more circumspect in the mid-south.

D.C. Confidential said...

Yeah, PRIDE!

I had brunch with a friend in town from Portland and his two dads who live in Baltimore!

Mo said...

Great photo glad to see you are back up and running. My weekend was laid back as it's been hotter than hell here!

citygirl15 said...

How creative of those googlers.... I wouldn't expect anything less.

thwany said...

i wanted to go to the parade but i had to move.

i guess i'll just have to wait until next year to go to my first pride parade ever.

Rafe Totengco said...

I was in HK, :-(