Saturday, October 16, 2010

Artica: Shall We Gather At The River?

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The parade we saw yesterday headed a half-mile south to the cobblestone levee that descends to Mississippi. This spot was just downstream from the old Admiral riverboat. For decades, it cruised the river with happy partiers. After the hull became too costly to repair, it spent its last few years as a floating casino. Its condition became too bad for even that use and it closed a few months ago. I don't know what will become of it.

The marchers were at their leisure when the parade ended. One struck a heroic pose. Others floated small paper boats down the mighty river, reminding me of Hindu pilgrims on the Ganges at Varanasi. Someone tried to impress the girls by teaching them the Macarena. One young man succeeded in impressing a girl.

There is a good-sized set of photos from article on Flickr here. More still to come.

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brattcat said...

love the commentary. these have that wonderful after-the-event feel to them, bob.

Virginia said...

You got some good moments here B. I'm off ot shoot some fall leaves around a lake. Yawn..............