Monday, May 9, 2011

My heart belongs to you, Jamaica Plain

There are many things I love about living in Jamaica Plain...

the outdoor dining...

the flower sales at the MSPCA...

the crafts, and the hipsters on bikes...

the ladies on stilts?!?


I was walking around town this past Saturday and you can guess my surprise when I came across...

Spontaneous Celebrations! It's the Annual Jamaica Plain "Wake Up the Earth Festival"!! Technically the festival proper took place at the Stony Brook T station, too far of a walk for me, but I did catch the parade!

In addition to tall people in silly pants, the parade included the above teptraptych of Picasso's "La Guernica" - a painting which I just saw in person while in Spain!

City Feed's group featured rabbits on bikes...I'm not quite sure why, there were posters about it that I didn't bother to reader because I was too distracted by this AMAZING bunny riding a pretty fixed gear. S/he had friends on both sides to make sure s/he stayed on course.

No parade would be complete without a mariachi band.

And, of course the entire parade was led by local elementary school students.


Of course things like this don't happen every day in JP, but my love for this Boston neighborhood grew even more when my otherwise boring Saturday became one of sun, music, and happy people.

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