Never too old to celebrate…

We were in Manhattan at the weekend, on the same day as the Puerto Rican Day Parade. This is held on the second Sunday in June and was established in 1958. It was colorful and noisy, with lots of streets blocked off for the parade along Fifth Avenue.

People of all ages take part, and you’re never too old to celebrate, as demonstrated by this older gentleman on roller blades, who was keen to show me he could still do the splits!

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I hope I am that fit when I get to his age!

~Richard

 

Lost …?

It’s been a while since I posted here. A combination of international travel, lack of internet access and general ennuie creeping in perhaps? On a  weekend trip to NYC we stepped out from the hotel and the first person I saw was this colorful guy.

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What sort of a message is this conveying?

~Richard

 

The Empire State Building

At 1454 feet (443m) tall, the Empire State Building (ESB) is a very impressive art deco skyscraper that was the tallest building in New York City from 1931 until 1970 and then again from September 2001 until April 2012. Globally, it is as iconic as the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben and The Eiffel Tower in being able to instantly identify with a country and city.

There have probably been millions of photographs taken of the ESB in just the last few years so I was pleased to be able to get an unusual angle with the cross atop The Guardian Angel Church juxtaposed against this behemoth of a building.

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Philosophically deep and meaningful? Maybe, you tell me!  Interesting composition? I like to think so 😉

~Richard

 

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