Daily photographs by HANS VON RITTERN, with humorous, artistic and social commentary on life in the big city.

Photo of the day: NEW YORK HALLOWEEN 2012

NEW YORK HALLOWEEN 2012: In a Photoshop world, we might have created the eerie surreal spooky landscape of New York City for great effect. It need not be done, this is real. Some say life must go on, others say in a place of devastation – to celebrate Halloween is sacrilegious. The world’s largest (3 million people) Halloween parade in Manhattan has been canceled for the first time in it’s 39 years. There are many neighborhoods where there are no houses, if there are houses – no sidewalks. If there are homes – no stores open to buy candy. If you are safe – the streets are currently not at night. With New York at it’s longest standstill in it’s entire history – you decide. Happy Halloween ~ in spirit.

 

3 responses

  1. I hope you’re safe up there! Amazing storm!

    October 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

    • Thank you for your wonderful music and thank you for your good wishes. I am safely at home, waiting for the subways to resume service.

      October 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

      • Thank you! That’s good, hope you get to resume your life soon! Hang in there.

        October 31, 2012 at 11:46 am

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