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Event People Photos street Urban

nsfw

nsfw

..okay, so there was this parade in brooklyn yesterday.. i wasn’t there, but i sorta remembered being there some time ago.. and i might have snapped a few photos also that day..

..commencing flickr photo dump..

..oh, and a happy father’s day to all fathers out there.. πŸ˜€

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Automobile Indoor Photos transportation Urban

corolla

corolla

..shenanigans! πŸ˜€ yep, similar to yesterday’s post, this was shot at an auto show and given the panning look via photoshop.. by the time you read this, i might be probably roaming around the streets of new orleans.. have a rockin’ weekend.. πŸ™‚

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dancing at the crossroads Event People Photos series

masks

masks

..read more about the performance here..

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dancing at the crossroads Event People Photos series street Urban

argh

argh

..yep, it’s a monday..

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dancing at the crossroads Event People Photos series street Urban

lithe

lithe

..just like what joe said.. “pg.. pssh..” πŸ™‚

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dancing at the crossroads Event People Photos series street Urban

drew

drew

..i’m not into the whole dancing scene, but with the traffic i’ve been getting from my posting of drew last year, i guess she’s pretty much well known in that field..

..since i’m feeling PG, i cloned out some bits here, go check out my flickr site instead.. πŸ™‚

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dancing at the crossroads Event People Photos series street Urban

tap tap tap

tap tap tap

..i did have a good seat when watching this event, too bad there was a big head blocking the view, so i just stood at the back of the crowd and snapped away.. i was lucky enough to get some eye contact from some of the dancers..

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dancing at the crossroads Event People Photos series street Urban

dance

dance

..time for another dumpster diving flickr photo dump series.. i’m too sleepy to figure out who they are so enjoy..

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dancing at the crossroads Event People Photos series street Urban

boom box

boom box

..i want one of these.. would the TSA let me through with this suitcase?

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Event People Photos puerto rican parade series street Urban

‘sup?

'sup?

..this one makes me smile every time i look at it.. it’s perfect for monday.. πŸ™‚

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Event People Photos puerto rican parade series street Urban

smirk

smirk

..can’t quite remember what they were laughing at.. maybe someone tripped..

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Event People Photos puerto rican parade series street Urban

‘fro

'fro

..more from the parade, a young don king doppelganger..

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People Photos puerto rican parade series street Urban

sweet nothings

sweet nothings

..did he get her number? ..did she get his number? i’m too nosy..

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Event People Photos puerto rican parade series street Urban

Vejigantes

Vejigantes

..i’ve been doing a lot of housekeeping and noticed a bunch of photos rotting on my hard drive.. so i’m unloading them on to my flickr account for others to gawk at.. some of them that i find cool enough would end up here.. like this one.. there must be some reason behind the scary demon masks they wore at the puerto rican parade..

Vejigantes or paper mache masks worn during the carnival are the island’s most popular craft. Tangles of menacing horns, fang-toothed leering expression, and bulging eyes of these half-demon, half-animal creations makes these masks frightening, particularly at nighttime. During carnival time, masked revelers roam the streets in their bat-winged costumes either individually or in groups. (more)

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Event Nature People Photos

ponytailed

ponytailed

..still from last year’s event, here’s a cosplayer.. i didn’t know what character she was so i just picked this image with her back to me..

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HDR Nature People Photos

geisha

geisha

..this day last year i went to the Sakura Matsuri event at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.. now, i’ll just be on my couch surfing the net instead of lying down under these cherry blossom trees (see image below)..

cherry blossoms

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Nature Nightscape Photos

big moon

big moon

..well, here i am gazing up at the dark skies again.. πŸ˜€ wifey *mwah* told me about this (read below) around 10PM last night so i hunkered out in the cold to get some shots.. ’twas pretty fun.. πŸ™‚

..from yahoo

The full moon Friday night will be the biggest one of the year as Earth’s natural satellite reaches its closest point to our planet.

Earth, the moon and the sun are all bound together by gravity, which keeps us going around the sun and keeps the moon going around us as it goes through phases. The moon makes a trip around Earth every 29.5 days. But the orbit is not a perfect circle.

The moon’s average distance from us is about 238,855 miles (384,400 km). Friday night it will be just 221,560 miles (356,567 km) away. It will be 14 percent bigger in our sky and 30 percent brighter than some other full moons during the year, according to NASA.

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Event People Photos Urban

rawr

rawr

..yeah, i know..

..a little bit early for halloween..

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Architecture Event Nightscape Photos Urban

tribute in light (brooklyn heights)

tribute in light (brooklyn heights)

..still from the night before, but now from a different place.. from brooklyn heights.. the cityscape was obstructed by the structures down below.. if i had the time and patience to do so, i’d probably have some more from staten island and new jersey as well..

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Architecture Event Nightscape People Photos Urban

tribute in light

tribute in light

..the twin beams of ‘tribute in light’ returned yesterday for a one night tribute to all those lost on 9/11 as well as those who worked in its aftermath.. the lights were located at West & Morris streets in Lower Manhattan, was on since sunset up until dawn this morning.. a plethora of people came out in droves to witness it yet again, including a BUNCH of photographers shown here..

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People Photos Urban

for whom the bell tolls

for whom the bell tolls

..taken during museum mile 2008 event along the upper east side, the bell choir in front of the episcopal church of the heavenly rest.. i don’t know what song they’re performing, but it certainly wasn’t metallica’s ‘for whom the bell tolls’ πŸ˜›

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Event People Photos Urban

caught in a sea of..

caught in a sea of..

this is a game of complete the sentence.. what do you think these guys are..

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Event People Photos

Defender of Pride

Defender of Pride

Yesterday was the NYC Gay Pride Parade.. notable celebrities include Gov. Patterson & Candice Cayne, didn’t see them though, by the time I got in front of NYPL, the clouds darkened and in a matter of minutes it poured. But the parade went on with the same intensity that it had the moment I arrived.

Here’s a guy dressed like a character in 300. I’m not sure what message he was trying to send though. πŸ™‚

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Event People Photos Urban

Dory

Dory

A final photo from the parade.. A guy in a blue fish costume..

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Event People Photos Urban

Barnacle Head

Barnacle Head

Still from the parade.. this guy opted to look like a barnacle-encrusted abomination.. which seemed to suit him quite well..

On a sidenote, this guy was also running around scaring kids with his mask. (Quite funny if you ask me..)

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Event People Photos Urban

S&M

S&M

A sea urchin perhaps? Who knows.. the first thought that comes to my mind is S&M.. πŸ˜€

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Event People Photos

Squidward?

Squidward?

i’m thinking of making this week’s theme about the “freaks” at the Mermaid Parade.. hmm..

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Event People Photos Urban

Blue Godzilla

Blue Godzilla

More freaks! Out from the depths of the ocean, here comes Godzilla!

Alluding to the fact that this guy is Asian, and wearing what looks like (..to me) a dinosaur costume, I deduced that he’s portraying Godzilla.. or maybe a blue Barney?? Whatever he is, he’s rockin’ it.. rawr!

A bit of Godzilla trivia:

“Godzilla” Gojira (ゴジラ) is a combination of two Japanese words: gorira (γ‚΄γƒͺラ lit. “gorilla”) and kujira (ι―¨ (γγ˜γ‚‰) lit. “whale”)

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Event People Photos Urban

Get Ur Freak On

Get Ur Freak On

It’s that time of the year.. the temperature’s climbing.. hemlines are climbing.. the freaks are out again.. To signal the start of summer, it’s the Mermaid Parade! whee!!

Get your dose of the parade here –> NSFW

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Event People

No Frills

No Frills

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Event People Photos Urban

Intense

Intense

The Times Square Alliance partners with Dancers Responding to AIDS and the many astonishing dance groups and artists who work with that organization to bring creativity to the Crossroads of the World, a free performance featuring more than 20 local, international, and student dance companies performing some of the best dance that NYC has to offer will take place right in the heart of Times Square, on the island at the insersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue between 43rd and 44th streets.

06/19/2008 Update:

I wasn’t able to get the name of this dancer, but her repertoire is a rough mix of ballet and … … I can’t describe it.. it’s just intense! πŸ™‚

Thanks to Mr. Giarmo, I was able to know the name of this talented dancer and give her credit for an excellent performance. Her name is Drew Jacoby and she can be found here.

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Event People Photos Urban

Anticipation

Anticipation

It rained for a bit yesterday so I never thought that we would be able to get out. But the sky cleared a bit and off we went to church, but who knows that just around the corner, the Tony Awards was going on. πŸ™‚ We stalked the red carpet across the street in anticipation of the celebrities and pseudo-celebrities that would pass by. We weren’t disappointed ‘coz our 3-hour wait paid off with a couple of celebrity sightings.

Here’s a member of the media gazing out into the dark, empty void that is the Red Carpet.

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Event People Photos

Stifling

Stifling

Supposedly, there’s a heatwave going on today. With record-tying temps reaching the 90s and increased humidity to boot, no wonder the media is hyping it up. It’s all in the news, but it makes me smile. I was thinking “..so this is a heatwave”, not bad, considering I’ve lived in Manila for five years and almost each day there’s a heatwave. I just brushed it off as another typical day..

Here’s another shot from the parade last Sunday..

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Event People Photos Urban

Yo soy Boricua

Yo soy Boricua

Yo soy Boricua, pa’que tu lo sepas!

Braving the crowds, trudging uptown, under the sweltering heat of the sun, in between NYPD barricades I stalked an ample (if not perfect) location to shoot.. I perched under the lamp post at the NE corner of 72nd & 5th avenue, behind 2 Puerto Rican ladies one of who possessed an accent very much like Fran Drescher has. lol. All in all it was an experience of a lifetime, the energy of the crowd was intense!! πŸ™‚

The Puerto Rican Day Parade (also known as the National Puerto Rican Day Parade) is a locally televised parade that takes place yearly on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The parade, which is always held on the second Sunday in June honors the nearly 4 million Puerto Ricans on the island itself, as well as the Puerto Ricans and those of Puerto Rican heritage on the mainland. In 2006 more than 80,000 participants marched and nearly 2 million spectators lined the parade route. The parade always attracts many celebrities, both Puerto Rican and of Puerto Rican heritage, and many politicians from the tri-state area.

The parade marches along Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 86th Street and has grown to become the third largest parade in New York City after the St. Patrick’s Day Parade & the West Indian Day Parade along Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. With close to 3 million spectators annually it is one of the largest parades in the country.