Sunday, November 8, 2009

Yankee Ticker Tape Parade!

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My husband works in lower Manhattan, not far from the portion of Broadway known as the "Canyon of Heroes" because of the almost 200 ticker tape parades held there from the 1880's onward. He went over to the Yankee baseball team's ticker tape parade celebrating their 27th win of the World Series. Luckily, early in the morning, he was able to take a few photos of the floats and vintage cars that would be used to transport the players up Broadway from the Battery to City Hall, where the mayor would give all the players keys to the city.
He went back later when the parade began, and the hundreds of thousands of people who came there almost completely blocked his view! The crowds roared, church bells rang, and although ticker tape is no longer used anymore, as technology has advanced, streams of all kinds of shredded office paper rained down from the windows of many of the buildings lining the route. It was definitely an exciting sight!

Congratulations to the New York Yankees...and on to winning number 28!

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41 comments:

Dishesdone said...

How cool is that, he works right there! I bet no one got any work done that day! It looked like everyone was having the best time, NY really knows how to celebrate with a parade! Love this weeks mosaic!

RNSANE said...

Pat, your mosaic is wonderful and I congratulate the Yankees and all of NY on the big accomplishment. My friends fly out Wed for a long weekend in the Big Apple - I also head home to San Francisco that day. I would hate to be here in Columbus without them.

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

That's exciting to see a Ticker Tape Parade and congrats to the Yankees!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I was hoping you would post some pictures, Pat. Congrats to the Yankees.. This was definitely their year...

Hugs,
Betsy

Really Rainey said...

What a beautiful day for a parade! Congrats Yankees!
Have a wonderful week :)
~Really Rainey~

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

How great to get a behind the scenes peek before the event. And wow, I can see why it's called a "canyon"!

Ebie said...

Congratulations on the win!Go Yankees!

He did capture all great shots!

P.S. I;ve seen your comment at Shirley's blog on being an RN. My daughter just passed the NCLEX last month!

♥Mimi♥ said...

I'd love to live where you do - all the excitement and things to do and see. I can see that you are blessed with so much activity and it seems that there is something to celebrate around each corner!

Riet said...

What fantastic photo's. When you enlarge them it is as if I am in the middle of all the festivities. Wonderful.

Gracie said...

Many thanks to your husband for sharing his photos, and keeping my fingers crossed for the next Yankee victory!

Queenmothermamaw said...

That was a great mosaic and a great idea. I am so glad they won again. I love to see a long string of wins. Even though my team is the Nets.
QMM

mbkatc230 said...

How fun is this post? (I'm whispering so that my DH's relatives in Philly don't disown me lol). We lived in Philly when they won the World Series in 80 and I'll never forget the parade (or Tug McGraw, bless his heart). Great pictures, thanks to your husband for sharing them with us. Kathy

Melanie said...

I bet that was such a wonderful atmosphere. So exciting.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Pat - There is nothing like a NYC tickertape parade. I went to a couple of them for the Yankees in the 90s when I worked on Water St. This year, my daughter got to greet each and every Yankee inside City Hall after the parade (her friend works for the mayor). At one point, she and Joe Girardi and his son went rummaging through City Hall to try to find the son a burger.

Candy said...

Great parade and I enjoyed looking thru the runners and all the creative costumes...too funny!
Happy MONDAY Blessings ;-)

Marsha said...

What an upclose and fun look into the tickertape parade. Great mosaic!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Great pictures Pat. The last time I was in New York for a ticker tape parade, we were using those gigantic print out sheets, shredded, from the computers. I think it was 1978? I was at the game when Reggie Jackson hit all of those home runs..it was all very exciting...and now? It is just as exciting, but I like to view the parade from the TV in our den:)
♥, Susan

Tracy said...

Very neat... this mosaic is wonderful, Pat! And so happy the Yankees won--HOORAY! :o) Happy week, my friend ((HUGS))

merrilymarylee said...

Terrific!

Looks like perfect weather for a parade.

Your husband gets a big ATTABOY for these pictures. A very exciting mosiac!

Jenny said...

Fabulous photos. It was nice watching it without the crowds or the cold! You are so lovely to share all these trips with us. Thank you.

Shirley said...

Can't be over exuberant about the Yankees (I'm from Cleveland you know) But they are a great team! Your mosaic is interesting. My daughter loves NYC and lived there for 6 mo. but couldn't make a go of it, way too expensive and she couldn't get a good enough bar tending job to survive. She came home just 5 weeks before 9/11, which was a blessing. She would've been terrified since she was there alone!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Boohoo, won't that ever be my Rangers in a world series champions parade????? Well, in the meantime, congrats to your Yankees! Gotta admit, I'm a big Mark Texiera and Andy Pettit fan. How many weeks until spring training starts? I live for baseball!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Great photos Pat. My daughter and her friend went into NYC to see the parade. I arranged for them to stay overnight in the Embassy downtown, so that they would surely see it all. This is their first NYC parade and I know that they were impressed. Even though my daughter's friend is from Massachusetts, she is a Yankees fan, and it was her birthday too. She was thrilled, and so was I that they could see New York on such a fun day.
Karen

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

What fun! And congrats to the Yankees on another big win. Thanks for sharing the 'insider' pic's...good job.

vanilla press said...

What a vibrant, fantastic city.I would love to go back & visit!

Carol at Serendipity said...

Wonderful mosaic. You just have to love a parade!

Carol

storyteller said...

How FUN to see all the photos in your wonderful mosaic today! Thanks for your visit to my mosaics at Small Reflections ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What fun! Loved this, Pat, and I love the fact that the Yankees won! WOOOOOOOHOOOOO! Mr. Magpie is excited, too.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Puna said...

Congratulations Yankees!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos and what fun to actually be there.

Lorrie said...

Nothing like an old-fashioned NYC ticker tape parade. So cool that your husband could be there Pat--and what pretty weather for a parade too.

I want to thank you for your kind words and prayers for my mom, they are so appreciated.

M.Kate said...

Beautiful mosaic Pat..but I have no idea what is a ticker parade..I tried to click on the link but the url is unavailable. Happy week ahead..hugs/m

Paz said...

Wonderful collection of photos. My friend was reminiscing (sorry about the wrong spelling) about when she was in high school during the last Yankee Ticker Tape Parade and she played hooky with her friends to go to the parade. Turned out she was on T.V. AND her mom saw her. LOL! Boy, was her mom upset that day. ;-)

Paz

P.S. Love the marathon photos below, too.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

New York is always so alive. I love it!

Joyce said...

Hi Pat-
Thanks for visiting my blog. Never say that you are not artistic, your photos are fabulous!

Junie Moon said...

I was so happy the Yankees won! I love the whole ticker tape parade concept, what a joyous way to celebrate.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I'm still on Cloud 9. Or is it Cloud 27? ;-)

xo, Laura

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a great mosaic of pictures we probably would not have been able to see even if we had been there! Congratulations to the Yankees! laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a great mosaic of pictures we probably would not have been able to see even if we had been there! Congratulations to the Yankees! laurie

nanny said...

great pictures...I love your mosaic...I like the one in lower right corner....

Juliana said...

Wow, nice pictures, enjoyed them very much...thanks!