Heading back to my car at last, I met this delightful young woman pretending to be pulled away by her balloon, hamming it up for the cameras of her friends, so I snapped a few shots myself. When I asked how she had managed to score one of the huge balloons (I had only caught an ordinary-sized one) she told me that her friends were part of the crew that had planned and decorated the event. I don’t know what that job is called, but I think I want it. Clearly they were having more fun than human beings are supposed to be allowed.
Chicago’s Michigan Avenue at night. 19 Sept. 2010
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Nikon Coolpix S 3000; levels adjusted in Photoshop