Friday, September 20, 2013

The Union Square

The union square is a nice place to sit back and relax. If you are lucky you can catch up with some art exhibition or maybe there will be a live show. We were lucky to witness both.


Originally this was a park surrounded by churches and houses. Now it is the commercial retail center of the city. It serves as a stage for gatherings of all types, including dance, art exhibitions, musical performances, theater and speech.
A good place for window shopping (as the prices in the area is bit high I must say)
The big building facing the square is the Macey’s where there is ample opportunity for shopping and eating. This building looks more appealing in the night with the lights on.
We had been to the Cheesecake factory at Macey's which was on the 8th Floor (Terrace level) It gave a good view of the square.


There was this live music show in the evening. People waited while things were being set up for the event.


Some read books while others thought it was the right time for a quick snap shot.



Some people waited patiently (and their dogs were equally patient)



Some thought that this was the time to show off their attire. This young man with a fancy hat and coat had a matching parasol.



The professional photographers had enough time to assemble the right lens and be ready


For meditation, any place was a good place, while the blue flowers played the right music for the right mood




There was this lady who had a bunch of hula hoop. Looked like she was in charge of distributing the hoops.


 Hula Hoop was the craze in the early sixties. There were some records created, like Aaron Hibbs of Ohio managed hooping for 75 hours non stop in 2009.
Earlier the hoops were made of willow or rattan, but now it comes in plastic or HDP (high density polypropylene)
This small boy here in green was full of energy and did the hooping with ease.


Once the music started the mood changed



Some just tapped their feet to the music while others (young and old) took to the dance floor.



I noticed about six cameras like these, placed at different locations, capturing the event. Probably the combined result would be mixed to make a good video.

Well, I had only one camera and tried my best to capture the event from different angles. Those who like to watch live performances like these may find this video interesting. More emphasis was given to the drummer and his performance. It is a pleasure to watch some one play on an actual drum set, than on an electronic drum.
 The last shot in the video was taken from the Cheesecake factory at Macey’s.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

The sq. looks like an interesting place.

Entrepreneurial Goddess said...

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Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Mr. Photographer didn't look too happy to be at the other end of the lens!

Lady of the Manor said...

This looked like quite an entertaining event. It looked like a lovely day!

Lowell said...

I'd say you did a great job capturing the ambiance of this event...love the people shots and all the colors. Thanks for stopping by our Ocala...I'm on a bit of a hiatus so won't be posting for awhile! Best wishes to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Thanks.Actually I could not see much from where I was seated ,so this is a good one for me !Cindy

Pat Hatt said...

Wow much happening there, caught great at your lair

Pallavi said...

Such electrifying atmosphere. Looks like everyone had a great time ! The picture of the couple is so sweet.. Young love :)

A Cuban In London said...

Wow, your photos made me soak up the atmosphere. I loved this post. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.

Jim said...

It's an awesome place. I remember it well.

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

nice pictures

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Nisha said...

Nice collection of pictures. You captured the moments very nicely.
Looks like almost everyone had a great time there. :)

Theresa said...

Looked like everyone had such a great time. It seemed very upbeat and fun!

Debbie said...

oh i just love a good, outdoor concert!! looks like fun, you photographed some interesting peeps ;)

Randy said...

Marvelous photographs.

Kathy said...

What fun!

Joy said...

nice shots:)

Nancy said...

Interesting, beautiful city!

Here I Am Carrie said...

You got some really great people photos.

Anita said...

It's nice that you got to mingle with the "people" of the area too, in addition to seeing all the architecture and nature.

Augustine Xavier said...

Thanks Joe - The drummer is the show stealer....he rocked the concert.