12.11.2010

A Convergence of Santas

I began seeing the Santas this morning as they were headed toward their starting places for this year's NYC Santacon. I saw them on most streets of the Village before 10 a.m.. As I was heading uptown around noon to visit The Frick Collection, I really didn't think the Santas would come to the Upper East Side.

Wrong. I first saw the Santas on the uptown 6 train, and then I was surprised to see them get off at 68th Street. Just as I was about to walk into the Frick, the Santas received their command to converge at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. I was happily caught up in a Santa wave.


Santas wait for a green light at Lexington and E 68th.

Santas march on E 68th.

Santas cross the street and do not look both ways.



Santas wave to taxis.

Santas would look good in a red car.

Many Santas needed to use the facilities.

Some Santas were very gendered.

Santas seemed to enjoy the park ambience.

Some Santas are hard to see unless you click on the picture to make it bigger.

Same here.

Here are two Santas chillin' at the Whitney Museum. Notice the women in black.
Images by Walking Off the Big Apple during a convergence of Santas on the afternoon of December 11, 2010. I didn't follow them all the way to the fountain. Others will have those pictures. (HuffPost)

2 comments:

kathryn said...

I loved this photo montage! I may have to use one (with your permission and of course w/credit to you) at my place. If this doesn't put you in the mood, I don't know what would.
Thanks for sharing!

Teri Tynes said...

Thanks, Kathryn. Have at it! Cheers for the holidays.