Hare Krishna singing and dancing, Union Square Friday night lights.
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Lol I didn’t know they were still around!
Don’t laugh, I’m thinking of running away to join them! 🙂
No don’t go. I’ll miss your photos.
Tom, you are so sweet! I was hoping to take my camera with me, I travel light.
Have fun if you do!
And to you Pat, maybe see you down there one day!
A perfect shot: dusk, lights, action!
Best show in town, thank you Annie!
You’re a wizard with light Patti! Marvelous.
What’s that song, about the lights at night putting on a show for free? Thank you so much Elena!
I want to see Hair again.The age of Aquarius etc. Great photo Patti.
You saw the original Hair? I want to hear ALL about it, please?
My goodness he has a beautiful back! Love the photo!!
He does indeed dear Lanier!
I’ve just finished Patti Smith’s un-put-downable “Just Kids”, her meditation on the artistic impulse and her life with Robert Maplethorpe – all in New York, of course – which often made me think of you, down in Union Square, and other New York gathering places, capturing the moment in so many people’s lives. It’s been nice to have your images playing in my mind as a counterpoise, prompting me to imagine what it must have been like back then (because I didn’t see it till 1974 just a few years before she left New York to begin her life with Fred).
That was such a good read, don’t you think Meredith? And how exciting for you to have been in NYC at that time when so much, for better or worse, was happening in the city. How long were you here for? The Chelsea Hotel is now closed and being redeveloped but so many times I have wanted to sneak in and crawl the hallways for memories . . . hope all going well for you and your move. Popping along for some of your wonderful Wanderlust asap!
Who needs television, when there’s Union Square? Great shot, as always, Patti.
Thank you so much Charles, and there are so many wonderful channels down there to choose from. Something for everyone!
I like the glow on this one Patti. Happy Friday to you too! Margie
They positively glow with it down there Margie – I know I need some!
It’s been really fun to follow your different takes on Union Square. So much going there. Another great shot, Patti.
Thank you Otto, there is always so much “music” in the air down there and, as you say so well in your latest post, what choice is there but to get in and “dance” . . . .
It’s a timeless place then, Union Square. This could have been so many other times —
Notable to me in this photo: the warmth of the colors, and the pleasing clutter of detail, making a fine design.
Thank you Judith! It is easy enough to walk past this clutter and noise but to stop and take it all in was incredibly relaxing.
I love the warm glow of lights against that beautiful evening sky, Ms. K…
That little corner of South Pacific in Union Square, except they’re not palm trees of course but they could be, couldn’t they . . . .?
thank God, no hurricane there …
No thank God although I can’t help wondering when the next one might be . . .
I remember your documents of destroyed houses very well – and actually again a hurricane kills – not any God behind a driver’s wheel of course…
Have you seen this thread on Twitter . . .?
There must be a Govinda’s nearby with cheap, good quality curry 😉 It used to be a pain on Tottenham Court Road with the Hare Krishna monks and the Scientologists competeing for your mortal soul – or was it your wallet (I was never sure)!
I’ll go with the HK’s and a curry any day but i don’t think my wallet would pass Scientology muster . . .
Great capture of light and atmosphere Patti! Love it.
It was so much fun, thank you Madhu!
I remember seeing Hare Krishnas in Union Square when I lived there, as well. Some things never change. 🙂
Don’t you just love that some things, such as this, never change!
There’s an enchanting glow to the photo … You’ve captured the feeling.
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