In your Easter Bonnet…

Early spring in one of the most exciting cities in the world, 
sees a street parade like no other…
 
It starts at Fifth Avenue and 47th Street… 
Near St Patrick’s Cathedral
 and heads up to 57th…
 
The parade
Better known as New York’s Easter Parade 
Has been an annual tradition since the 1880s
 
Not far from the Rockefeller Centre
The parade dares you to wear your finest and funniest
Inviting butterflies and flowers that bloom in the spring
To fly high…
Lifting you Up…
Up…
And 
Up… 
some more!
It’s where birds of a feather 
most certainly flock together…
 
 …and where beautiful girls in picture hats
 
Walk cheek by jowl with Dapper Dans and
 Pooches dressed in diamantes and pearls!
But for some, the best part of the day is collecting treasures from the street
 
Whilst for others, it all proves too much!
 
Wishing you sweetness and light
and a Hoppy Easter!
 
Francesca xx 
© 2013 Francesca Muir

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15 comments

  • Hello Francesca. I have watched this parade once, a few years back.
    It is so beautiful and colorful.
    Like your pictures always are.
    Costas

  • Jackie and Joel Smith March 27, 2013   Reply →

    Loved this beautiful report on the Easter Parade.

  • The Cape Club March 28, 2013   Reply →

    Ooh.. well done Francesca..your post today took me away from my desk in Brisbane, to NY.. NY.. wonderful place to be especially around Easter.. gosh.. what a fun parade.. enjoy a blessed safe Easter too hoppity.. hop..

  • Reminds me a little of the Melbourne Cup with all the beautiful and outrageous hats on display. Hope you have a wonderful Easter Break xxx lisa

  • Mum April 1, 2013   Reply →

    Quite stunning in every way – happy Easter to you and recalling the Easter bunnies that used to visit long, long ago. Love

  • How much fun! How lovely to be in a huge city on a beautiful spring day! Thanks for this – here it's just mud and rain, endless! Xcat

  • bagnidilucca April 1, 2013   Reply →

    This year they will be in overcoats!

  • The Cape Club April 1, 2013   Reply →

    Aah.. your post took me from my desk in Brisbane to NY NY.. what a great Easter parade this is.. well done on your amazing post.. thanks Francesca.. have a very blessed safe Easter too.. hoppity.. hop.. x j

  • Francesca Muir April 3, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you – it was a gorgeous time of year to be in NY – such an exciting city and even more so when there's a parade. F xx

  • Francesca Muir April 3, 2013   Reply →

    Σας ευχαριστώ x

  • Francesca Muir April 3, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you and you are always most welcome to travel with me – anything to occasionally get away from the desk … even if it's only momentarily! Fx

  • Francesca Muir April 3, 2013   Reply →

    I know Deb – this was a couple of years ago and Easter was a little later than usual. Mind you, I wouldn't mind seeing it in the cold as well – I say any time is a good time to visit NY. F x

  • Francesca Muir April 3, 2013   Reply →

    Easter bunnies still do visit our house – and I think will always do so – such a lovely tradition – thank you – love you xx

  • Francesca Muir April 3, 2013   Reply →

    Thanks you Cat – it's raining cats and dogs here in Sydney too – autumn has arrived with a flood! F xx

  • Francesca Muir April 3, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you Lisa – hope you are enjoying the first of many Italian Easters – loving yours posts and photos – such an exciting time for you – I am so happy for you Ciao Bella F xx

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