Travel theme: Dance

Travel theme: Dance:  These photographs were taken thirty years ago in Battery Park, New York.  The first is a little fussy with too much going on but with the passage of time perhaps it gains interest.  As I remember, the lone pom pom dancer had no connection with the street musician sat on the bench who was taking a rest between playing the accordion and the trumpet – a uniquely challenging feat for a one man band; the passers-by in their 1980s fashions seem too wrapped up in their own worlds.  Watching over them all is the Norman Millet Thomas Coast Guard Memorial established in honour of those from the US Coast Guard who served their country during World War II; nothing heals their wounds, nothing brings them back, nothing is learned – the world dances on.

Battery Park DancerBattery Park Dancer

On a lighter note, I was born with two left feet so I don’t generally take much interest in dance; consequently I found this theme choice quite difficult.  I have once again mined the Tallinn TREFF archive for these two images of clowns dancing:

Tallinn street theatre - danceTallinn street theatre - dance

(click on images to enlarge)


  1. The Retiring Sort · May 6, 2013

    Very cute dance photos, all!

    • northumbrianlight · May 7, 2013

      Thanks – to be honest I am not even certain the Tallinn pair were dancing 🙂

  2. Tina Schell · May 8, 2013

    Only in NY 🙂

    • northumbrianlight · May 10, 2013

      As a non-New Yorker and non-American I am not sure I am allowed to agree 🙂 When I visited in 2012 it was a much cleaner, less threatening place than in 1983.

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