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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Man of Steel, Hawking Stuff

Superman, NYC
Photo by myself at 34th Street and Sixth Avenue, in Midtown.

Nice to know that Superman is alive and well in his hometown.

And, he's turned country/western! This fellow was hawking children's books on a busy street corner on Wednesday.

Believe it or not, it was very hot and humid, perhaps our hottest day this year. Temperatures were in the mid-90's. I can't imagine what it was like in a bodysuit.

In a large city, it sometimes helps to have a gimmick. You're competing against the crowds, traffic and signage. It's tough out there.

Hence the duds.

Superman, NYC

Related posts: What's Hoppin', in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Stick 'em up, in Madison Square Park and Happy Thanksgiving Week.


Olivier said...

je l'ai rencontre et pris en photo mais c'etait sur Union Square.

Irina said...

Thaks God! He is alive! We are saved! ;)))

Leif Hagen said...

Great and funny capture, Kitty! But I must say that the real "Clark Kent" looked better in his red and blue spandex!

Banjo52 said...

Good point about his competition. So his "branding" has to be extra . . . creative.

Like Sarah Palin's bus tour??? LOL

Jimi said...

when was this picture taken? Isn't he warm if it was this week?

Lily Hydrangea said...

this guy is an original!

also, I really enjoyed your photo tips Kitty, thanks.
: )

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier
This was my first time seeing this dude. Good to know he gets around (must be easy with the cape).

Ha, Irina!

Hi Leif
Yeah, this fellow needs to fill out a little. I suppose he needs to hit the gym?

Hi Banjo
I don't know about the bus tour and I'm afraid to look it up. I can't take that woman seriously.

Hi Jimi
I took this Wednesday night. It was very, very hot and I can't imagine how it must feel in that thing.

Thanks Lily dear!

citymom said...

I saw him that day too and I was glad my four year old didn't notice him. Too hard to explain...

writing homework said...

I met and photographed, but it was on Union Square. Hope to see them again