Are you curious to see New Yorkers in their fanciest Easter costumes and wildest hats? The Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York has it all and is a true gem for lomographers.
New York, oh New York! So much to see, so much to do, but if you’d happen to be around the Big Apple on Easter Sunday (April 20th), there’s a festivity you certainly shouldn’t miss: the Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue.
Actually, Fifth Avenue is already impressive in itself: it’s one of the most expensive shopping streets in the world and is packed with prestigious shops. But when the Easter Parade takes place, the avenue becomes even more spectacular.
The Easter Parade is an American cultural event consisting of a festive strolling procession on Easter Sunday. Typically, it is a somewhat an informal and unorganized event, with or without religious significance. The happening takes place on Fifth Avenue (around 49th to 57th Streets), from 10am to 3pm. New Yorkers participate by showing off their Easter costumes and some crazy, wild Easter hats. “See and be seen” is definitely the motto. I saw a lady dressed up as the Brooklyn Bridge, another woman with a giant Kinder Surprise egg on her head, some other crazy hats, and best of all… a very fancy lady with a very fancy dog in matching outfits. She was wearing red pumps, her dog had red nails (even though that’s a bit hard to see on my picture): it was a perfect combination. And best of all, you can see all of these interesting outfits in only one afternoon. It doesn’t get any much better than this for lomographers.
While you’re at the Big Apple, make sure not to miss those other typical but highly photogenic sights, such as Brooklyn Bridge, Broadway, Central Park, and most of all, the marvellous skyline. When I visited New York, my Diana F+ turned out to be my perfect travel companion. It could capture all of the parade and the city, but it’s super lightweight, so it didn’t hurt my back while exploring the city and carrying it around all day.
So if you’ll happen to be around New York on Easter Sunday, grab your Diana F+ (or your preferred film camera) and make sure not to miss this crazy parade of fancy clothes and unexpectedly wild hats.