The City gets a lift in spirits as Holloween draws closer…

The Upper East Side is feeling the Halloween spirit!

BOO!

It’s not as easy to spot holiday cheer and decoration in this hasty, yet ever so unique, city, as it is in the suburbs or other less frantic cities.   A hectic rhythm coupled with diverse backgrounds (that in turn create more diversity in the holidays celebrated), makes it difficult to get a sense that the whole city is on the same page.  Spotting decoration among the very tall buildings in Manhattan is like finding a lollipop inside your bag of carrots.

Then again, it may also have to do with the fact that Halloween is not claimed by a certain religion or ethnic group of people, and thus its celebrators are more heterogeneous than, say, for example, Kwanzaa or Chanukkah.  It also just lends itself for a fun and creative display, where just about anything orange and black is a GO!

I was joyfully inspired to take this shot because it reminded me that people live in these buildings. It also tasted a bit like my other home in Connecticut. Check back next week for some more serious Halloween decorating!

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This entry was published on October 20, 2011 at 4:01 am. It’s filed under Holiday and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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