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New York Daily Photo: Mermaid Parade 2007 Part 2
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Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Mermaid Parade 2007 Part 2

This is part two of the 2007 Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. Please click on the photo for an enlarged, detailed view. This collage represents a small number of the 300+ photos I took at the parade. I endeavored to show the diversity of costumes that were present. As you can see, the themes of art parades in NYC are not policed and many of the costumes certainly go beyond what one would expect in a Mermaid Parade - hula hoopers, goth garb, ghoulish characters, alien invasions, geishas, visual puns (like the Seapranos), Coney Island postcard groups and creative assemblages. Of course there were mermaids, anemones, nautiluses, brassieres from shells, seahorses, lobsters and a myriad of other sea creatures. The creativity was overwhelming and tough to absorb and process with the volume and speed at which these remarkable displays pass by the spectator. Trying to get decent photos in this intense environment was a challenge. If you check back here in a day or so, I should have a link for more photos of the parade on myFlickr site...


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