Sunday, June 21, 2009

Seattlites & Solstice

Seattlites & Sosltice

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. . .it's an indescribably colorful vibe. The Fremont neighborhood plays host to the exuberant Solstice Parade on this day each year, and the party was still going strong on the sidewalks when I was there after dark. The spirit of big fun and celebration could be seen in a couple other neighborhoods I was in yesterday, as well. For example, I was just walking down the street in Revenna when a dozen or so costumed people tumbled out onto the sidewalk from an open doorway and a guy spontaneously began dancing with me as I was trying to pass. :-) Well, I had to stop and take their picture after that, right? Here are a few of them. They were celebrating a birthday a la 80s theme party and then were heading out on a pub crawl with all the other revelers and colorful characters in town. As lively as Seattle is on this day, I heard ancient Stonehenge drew a crowd of 40,000 for Solstice observance, and probably not a one in body paint! :-)

8 comments:

brattcat said...

Oh, I bet there was a bit of body paint at Stonehenge. Maybe a Pict or two. This is a fun group shot. What a lively group.

Small City Scenes said...

I just knew you would be in Fremont because i wasn't. It's a crazy time. Everybody having fun. Summer is here. MB

Abe Lincoln said...

Well Done, Kim. I always like these kind of portraits of people. Very colorful, and lots of character.

Michelle Johnson said...

Celebration. Vivid colors. Friends. What more could one ask for when taking great shots such as these. Have a great day.

Don and Krise said...

Oh yeah, those people know how to have a good time don't they?

Maya said...

Ooh, spontaneous dancing in the street! You gotta love that!

Katney said...

Costumed? I just htought you had happend on a normal day on Capitol Hill. (Seattle's Capitol Hill--not the other Washington.)

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Haha, funny group picture! That area seems to be a very lively neighborhood...