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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

On Street Music and the Polar Bear Swim

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

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

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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.

7 comments:

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...

Bravo!
Great shot and true text!:)