Its a tradition

Every year
on the eve 
the Upper Westside 
closes down several streets in the West 70/80s 
to allow 
Macy's employees 
to inflate the huge balloons 
that are part of their annual Parade.  

And over the years 
its become tradition 
for people to crowd the streets 
in an attempt 
to witness this up close 
there are children and adults who feel like children themselves as they watch the balloons inflate 
there is also news coverage 
lots of friendly police to keep the crowds under control 
what many forget 
dont even notice

the smaller balloons 
that line the streets 
peeking over the gates 
from inside
Margaret Mead Green

leaning out 
as far as 
they can

So excited 
waving happily

bouncing in place
 waiting to see 

the stars of the show!!

Wishing you all a wonderful family filled Thanksgiving!

*all these photos were taken last year and 'treated' with Topaz Labs Adjust 5 Spicify effect