Get your sunscreen and sunglasses on – strong, vibrant colours ahead!
Time for a leisurely stroll in the scorching hot Sunday sun down 5th Ave from 36th St to Christopher St in the Village for the parade that is NYC Pride – bright, beautiful, brash and in your face full of saturated colour whether you like it or not.
Into this colour mix add a more than generous dose of humanity and humility and it’s life lived large in all its variations, walking to the beat of one Pulse . . . .
This year, rather than take up a spot in the crowd to watch the parade pass by, I managed to march in the parade thanks to the generous inclusiveness of Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Hall gang.
That’s all for now folks and, repeating the word on the street for the day, albeit more than a little late, Happy Pride but hey it’s the thought that counts. Also here in the US now it’s wind down time in extreme as the country gets ready for the big Stars and Stripes that is the 4th of July so time to clear the Gay Pride deck and get ready for the next round of celebrations as observed on the sidelines with a camera. Even if it does feel as though I’m the only one left in the city because everyone else is stuck in traffic getting out of the city to beaches and lakes where the big grills are calling and ready to be fired up for summer flag waving good times.
As usual these shots are straight out of camera because I am too tired and too lazy to fiddle further.
Good times everyone!