Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cartoons And Cartons

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Still going with pix from last weekend's parade and there's plenty yet to show. No new material, anyway. The town looks dull - hardly a day below freezing this winter, no snow cover for more than a few hours, still-barren trees. I need to go out on a photographic scavenger hunt.

I really like the top picture of a man dressed as the comic book hero Captain America. He's got a cheerful, idealistic swagger, just like the country he represents (except, um, we sometimes seem to forget our ideals). Oh, and an exaggerated idea of his own strength. He'll need it when he invades the Soulard neighborhood just down the road.

There was an odd theme for the floats in the parade, the number 3. The woman below was with a group that had something to do with Three Blind Mice. She must have been their Terminator.

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7 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Captain America looks 'pumped' Bob!! Three blind mice against terminator lady, I don't hold out much hope haha! Enjoy the symphony tomorrow and lucky you having your own personal 'wonder woman'!!

Honest Abe said...

Costumes are bright. Good for the sunless days.

Steffe said...

Just keep the photos coming.

Birdman said...

I can see mice running for cover now!

cieldequimper said...

Pretty creative stuff. I wish we had Mardi Gras.

T. Becque said...

Like the pose and expression you caught Captain AMerica in. It could be a story starter.

Nathalie said...

Love the photo and description of Captain America. You got him pinned down. I had to laugh. The second portrait is great too.

I wonder what Captain America has to do with the number three?