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Halloween ten years later

Tonight the annual Halloween parade was planned to roam through Greenwich Village in New York as usual, but it has been cancelled due to the emergency situation in wake of hurricane Sandy. It’s the first time in 39 years that the parade gets cancelled. I guess somewhere Jack Skellington cries out in agony.

Exactly ten years ago, I stood on a cold street in Greenwich Vilage and watched the Halloween parade pass by. It was one year after the WTC attacks, and I felt that the city could really use some positive energy – even if it comes in the shape of ghosts and goblins.

Halloween parade in New York New York 2002. Spot the gorilla.
Halloween parade in New York “Move along, nothing to see here! Except, maybe, a few thousand people in strange outfits parading through the street.”

I recently took an autumn walk through a park in my home town. While taking photos I realised that I took the same photos from the same angles, ten years ago. A lot of things change in ten years. In addition to increased pixel resolution in digital cameras, trees grow and people age.

Kungsparken Kungsparken 2002 and 2012. My favorite tree stands vigilant.
Kungsparken Kungsparken 2002 and 2012.

Oh well. Cancelled or not, Happy Halloween folks!

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