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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

All A-Buzz about A Bee, in Union Square

Adult Bumblebee, Union Square
Photo by myself in Union Square Park.

Over the weekend, Mark, Rupert and I encountered the above scene. A little girl was quite perplexed by a man in costume.

An older man (not pictured) noticed the adult-sized bumblebee, too. He said gruffly to no one in particular: 'An eff-ing bumblebee????!'

Both Mark and I have seen the bumblebee before, so we were not so shocked. What was shocking was how many drunk people were in Union Square Park. Lot of them. Many benches were taken up by people who were drunk by mid-day and who looked rather scruffy.

I'm not sure whether it's due to the economy or whether I was just more sensitive to it that day. It was very sad.

Related posts: Halloween Musicians and the NYC Marathon, Painting by Numbers and Cow Appreciation Day, Fifth Avenue.

15 comments:

Joanne said...

hahaha:))) Wonderful

mheidelberger said...

It's starting to get a little cold for bees isn't it :)

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B SQUARED said...

Dar, I thought you shot Lady Gaga. Or, I hoped you had.

Luis Gomez said...

Is she another one of those NY characters?

Lily Hydrangea said...

That is sooo sad! but this photo makes it seem like there is great spirit in this world despite the drunkards.

CaT said...

the little girl really makes this a perfect pic!

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

The daytime drunkenness thing bothers me too. A Chicago bar near my el stop used to have a sign promoting its 7am Happy Hour. My thought was, if you're drinking at seven in the morning, how happy can you be?

Steffe said...

Drunks and bumblebees. A unique combination I think.

Tim said...

one of your better photos. Keep practising!

Ken Mac said...

were the drunks homeless hipsters? We get em in Washington Sq Park too..

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

this past Saturday I saw in Union Square what really looked like Marilyn Manson...didn't have my camera fast enough to shoot him but wish I did! this is pretty cute !!

Leif Hagen said...

As my twin brother would say, "Be aware but don't stare!" What a get-up!

DAVID McGRIEVEY said...

You captured a moment here, but to be honest, I initially thought you had caught an image of Patricia Field out marketing at The Farmers market.
Regardless, the expression of the child, torn between her love of all things shiny and colorful yet too frightened to embrace it, is priceless.
X David, NYC

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