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Monday, April 19, 2010

On the Steps of St. Stainislaus, 7th Street

Memorial, East Village
Photo by myself at the steps of St. Stanislaus, on East 7th Street and First Avenue.

A small shrine for the late president Lech Kaczynski and his wife Maria, on the steps of St. Stanislaus in the East Village. The President, his wife and many other high officials perished in a tragic plane crash last week.

St. Stanislaus is a Roman Catholic church that conducts its masses in Polish. The Polish community has long populated the East Village as well as Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Related posts: What's New and Old in the East Village, Life Goes On, Almost and The Beginning of the End.

10 comments:

Olivier said...

un hommage simple mais un bel hommage

Gunn said...

A strong, clear message.
A photo full of atmosphere...

valeria said...

I just came from Gliwice (Poland) Photo Daily where I admired a beautiful photo regarding the mourining after this tragedy... I didn't expect to find one in NY too, but, I guess that's quite natural, there must be a huge polish community there. Perfect finding and very touching image...

Nori said...

I got Polish customers few weeks ago...How did they feel about of air crush?

Lily Hydrangea said...

such a moving tribute. It's touching to see people care.

Susu Paris Chic said...

Such a touching picture. lots of emotions behind the visible. A glimpse of real life in the midst of the city bustle.

Louis la Vache said...

...and the president of the U.S., ostensibly in Poland for the funeral further harms the image of the U.S. abroad by playing golf instead of going to the funeral - his 32nd golf game since taking office. By contrast, the un-missed GWB played 24 times in eight years - never once when he was supposed to be at a state funeral.

That aside, how sad that this brave country, Poland, lost so many of its leaders, ironically going to the memorial of the Katyn massacre.

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone.
I really wanted to take a photo outside the Polish consulate, which had heaps and heaps of flowers outside. The above was a humble tribute.

Louis, Obama was due to attend the funeral, but his flight was canceled due to the volcanic ash. And perhaps he likes golf more than GWB does?

Bibi said...

Very sad. I returned from Poland the day before this tragedy. I did see, however, many such candles/lights in places where Pope John Paul had prayed.

Robert said...

I'm half Polish myself, this is a beautiful picture, it can mean a lot to some people.