Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Unusual.

Even for jaded New Yorkers, this picnic in the park was perhaps just a bit unusual…

(Click on the photo to enlarge)

Update March 18, 2012:

OK, I confess. This wasn’t quite an ordinary picnic in the park, even a New York City park…

It was a performance piece called Imaginary Picnic by the Push Pops that we saw at last year’s Figment NYC, a two-day art festival held in June on Governors Island in New York Harbor. We wrote about our visit here, and more photos—some of them likewise a bit unusual!—are here.

Unfortunately, it rained pretty steadily the whole day of our visit. Consequently the Imaginary Picnic was a bit wilted. But its full glory can be seen here:

To see, and photograph, more unusual scenes, visit this year’s Figment! Figment NYC 2012 will be held, again on Governors Island, on June 9-10. We’ll see you there!


Some other nice interpretations of “Unusual” that I’ve seen:

31 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

  1. I love this picture and agree this is an odd scene, even for New Yorkers; great shot!


  2. Hahaha crazy, I love it!


  3. Johna Till Johnson

    Tee hee. Can’t wait until Figments returns….


  4. Yes, I’d say that’s more than unusual… And quirky. And mad…


  5. A very unusual picnic I’d say!


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  7. dianne - "life as i see it" - "just because"

    awesome, i love this.. ; )


  8. but wouldn’t it be cool to be taking part


  9. Great photo, and yes, unusual! Thanks so much for the link back to my blog!


  10. Very unusual and interesting. I suddenly want pink hair and a parasol!


  11. Thanks for the link back to my blog – pink hair is now on my bucket list


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  13. Isn’t it wonderful you were there to capture this VERY unusual picnic.


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  15. Thank you all for your comments!

    I must confess to a slight withholding of information. This was not an ordinary picnic (although I’ve seen ordinary New Yorkers get up to things that were quite as strange, and unusual, on a number of occasions). I will reveal all in a couple of days—watch this space!


  16. A mad hatter’s tea party in the park! Lovely.


  17. There’s unusual, and then there’s just plain weird! lol Great photo :)


  18. Northern Narratives

    Thank you for the pingback :)


  19. Love the photo AND all of the links; you are right about “A Word in Your Ear”


  20. This one is funny and unusual. :) Great entry to this week’s challenge.


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