Weekly Photo Challenge: Possibility
How possible is it for a crowd to change more than the traffic?
October 15, 2011, so many thousands marched to Times Square from the occupied Zuccotti Park in downtown New York. There are so many stories to be told from this day – the protestors, the police, the tourists, the shoppers, the observers. Everyone anywhere near the day’s events will have their own special take on what took place.
With the freedoms we enjoy and a voice inside every one of us surely we all have a wealth of possibility before us. Don’t we?
Here are some views from the late afternoon approach to Times Sq.
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FrizzText, thank you!
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Great post – you were there, how exciting!
Yes, it was exciting and given the vastness of the crowd it was very peaceful! Thank you for your comment and good to hear from you!
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Stunning photos. Powerful with a strong message. Its like being there and being a part of something great. Beautiful post my friend. Have a blessed day.
Consider yourself a part of something great which starts with you, your lovely family and your very generous spirit. From Times Sq to Texas, we are all of us in this world together!
Wonderful shots, Patti. Infused with the energy of the protesters, the vitality (glad to see it still!) of the city, the hopefulness of the movement —
Wherever it goes, there was the day.
The first shot is a total stunner. Like an antidote to 9/11 —
Looking up at hope and possibilities.
You summed it up exactly! Amazingly, given the extent of the crowd and the heavy police presence it all felt very safe and calm.
As for the first photograph, I did show him the shot and it did meet with his approval! And yes, the vitality of the city still hums. Would love to hear some your NY stories, memories!
What’s so interesting about these photographs is the fact that they capture movement and activity and energy, but at the same time there is a stillness at the centre of them; particularly in the first two and the pic showing the two women in front of the line of police – the final one too. It’s a very interesting juxtaposition, cleverly captured. My favourites are the first and last – something about the posture of the man in the final pic is particularly well caught.
BH, you are so right about the stillness (although I have as many shots which are all over the place because of the jostling etc). That calm in the midst of all that activity and energy truly filled the air with the intensity of so much freedom and possibility. Love your comment, thank you so much!
Challenge awesomely met! Great pics. There’s a lot of energy and sense of urgency going on in these photos.
It was such an awesome collection of people and in that collection, from what I saw, I have to include the police and the observers who were inconvenienced. Always great to see you here, thanks!
You give us a ringside seat while history is made.
I keep telling you Alan, book that ticket . . .
Thank you from Australia for this post.
And thank you nellibell from NY for visiting, glad you enjoyed!
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Thank you and hope all well with you On the Bench! Will pop over soon!
Awesome photos! Hopefully the protestors will make a difference and bring about the possibility of change.
Thank you so much! They are certainly giving it their best shot without resorting to senseless rioting and violence.
thanks for sharing the street photos!
My pleasure Frizztext, pleased as always to see you here, thank you!
Nice pictures and post. I feel like the protesters are a wonderful demonstration of the edicts established in the past; at work in the present; to reshape our future. Thank you for sharing.
So far they have managed to keep it very calm and reasonably well organised but what, if any, change will be affected only time and effort will tell. Thanks so much for dropping by. Oh, and thanks also for the ping back!
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You always have a great pictures nice shot 🙂
Why thank you Jake. Very much appreciate your generous comment. Hope all well with you!
Awesome pictures! What an experience to see history first hand.
Thanks for sharing!
Louise, it was definitely an experience and thank you for popping by!
Great set of shots – the more of us the more chance of Possibility becoming Probability. Think I’ll pop down to St. Pauls on Friday and visit the tent village 🙂
Thank you Martin. I must remember to carry an extra memory card with me next time. Love all the detail in your latest post and look fwd to seeing what is happening in London. All remains peaceful and calm here in NY, hope it stays that way in London!
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what a great collection of images – thoughtful, reflective and fun, too.
glad to see that Spiderman was there, keeping his eye on things 🙂
Kris, so kind of you to say even if my memory is one of continually bumping into Spiderman’s big butt!
Amazing vibrant photos!
Thank you Gilly, it certainly was a most vibrant day!