tiistai 30. kesäkuuta 2015

Stars, stripes and rainbowcolours

This posting is all about the stars and stripes and colors/colours.

Stars and stripes, the American icon. Flag.

The national flag of the United States of America, 
often referred to as the American flag, 
consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) 
alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton 
(referred to specifically as the "union") 
bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars 
arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars 
(top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. 
The 50 stars on the flag represent 
the 50 states of the United States of America, 
and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies 
that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, 
and became the first states in the Union.

Nicknames for the flag include the Stars and Stripes,
Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner.

View from my room.

 Stars and stripes also on dollar bills.

Times Square.

Body painted stars and stripes at Times Square.

Who is watching you?

Eastern stars and stripes are held tight.

We are the stars?

That flag is absolutely everywhere. Over the bridge.
Brooklyn Bridge.

Under the bridge.
Manhattan Bridge.

In Little Italy, of course next to the Italian stripes.

Ooops, on a rainy afternoon no stripes to be seen.

My best buy in the city that never sleeps.

Blue is the color.

Stars and stripes made out of shirts.

Hanging here, there and everywhere.

Hanging here, 5th Ave, I guess.

Green? Yes, green interior in the Radio City music hall,
in ladies restrooms.
Red: my sister.

Wow, no stripes but soon stars on Radio City stage.

Desigual combines everything, stripes, stars, circles ...
you name it.

Village getting ready for Sunday's Pride Parade.

Even here a reflexion of the stars and stripes.
Seen along the High Line. More garden pics to follow.

And the coloring as usual.
Seen at the INTREPID Museum. More pics to follow.

Traditional, colorful and funny!

Lunch in traffic jam in a fancy German car.

Variation of hair colors.

All colors allowed.

Green again?

And again ...?

White is the most elegant color.

Yellow catches your eye. Your hungry eye.

At the 911 Memorial site construction works still going on.

The new sky scraper already ready. 
No stars and stripes, therefore, more pics in next posting.

WALL STREET. Stars and stripes, what else.

Superstitious Asian tourists.

Get their luck from all sides of THE bull.

Stripes on the Brooklyn Bridge, also called a biking line.

Macy's store.

Rockefeller Center getting ready for the Pride?


These stars came out quite nice ... I think.
Snapshot from a taxi.

Rehearsals for Sunday in Central Park.

Stripes of Guggenheim.

Upper Eastside stripes.
Also known as club sandwich with French fries.

Stars and stripes take all the rain.

"We want weed, we want weed ...."
Pride on the 5th Avenue.

Proud Pride.


Unicorn fan club.

5th Avenue? Yes, perfect balconies for the parade.
Why else would anybody want to live in that building?

Stripes ... yes, Red Bulls attacking ...

... the blue New York Yankees.

And the red ones won: 3-1.

Blue ... stripes ... what a mess after the match!

Family gatherings at Washington Square on Pride Sunday evening.

Wow, even the antennas got rainbow colors!
911 tower. (Behind the traffic light green).

Free style snapshot.

No tripod available, but better than nothing.
Rainbow colors on Empire State Building.

Yes, the fireworks were ... loud.

Stars and stripes in China Town? No.

Yellow catches your eye.

Bye bye family!

Green. Color for hope.
Outside of the new Whitney Museum.

Great (stars and stripes) views from the terraces of Whitney.
More touristic tips to follow in further postings.

Stars, stripes, blue, red, white - whaaat?
Against everything?


Rainbow colors ... test.