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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

On Street Music and the Polar Bear Swim

Photo by myself on the subway platform, below 34th Street.

There is nothing like the connection between a musician and his or her audience.


For those of you who remember the Seinfeld episode on 'shrinkage', here's an event for you: the annual Polar Bear Swim took place as scheduled on New Year's Day, in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

The name sums the event up well - strip to one's knickers, undies or whatnot, hop crazily down the beach and jump into the ocean. Some of the undergarments are something to behold. Eek.

For a series of great photos of this year's event, check out a slideshow on the New York Magazine site, here.

Related posts: Don't Stop the Music on the Upper West Side, Seen, Below Ground and On Kids in the Slope, and in the Country.


Olivier said...

une belle rencontre sur cette photo

Lily Hydrangea said...

& you have caught that connection perfectly! This is precious.
Thanks so much for the very interesting Polar Bear link. I had no idea it was such a big event.
People do this out here in Long Beach - I should go next year & check it out.

Luis Gomez said...

Excellent shot Kitty. Love it, wonderful capture.

Carla said...

loving meeting in the photo.. carla

Pierre said...

i love the coinnection between the photo and you text "There is nothing like the connection between a musician and his or her audience".

Two personns. A musician , a child, a connection. The photo is telling us a story. Great shot

Bella said...

I'm a fan of your blog and though I may not always comment, I enjoy every one of the images you post. This one is spectacular! Keep 'em coming, please!

Gunn said...

Great shot and true text!:)