“Saturday in the Park”

You’re probably not old enough to remember a song by this name, recorded by the band Chicago in the 1970’s.  But it became a number one hit and an anthem of summer for an entire generation.

And that’s what came to my mind when I took these photos a few Saturdays ago in Boston.

Saturday in the Park

A runner stretches in the shadow of a statue honoring our beloved Arthur Fiedler, conductor of the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra from 1930 to 1979.

Saturday in the Park

This man was thoroughly enjoying both his stogie and the birds that came for his treats.

Saturday in the Park

Meanwhile, a patient squirrel watched the Bird Feeder from nearby, awaiting an opportunity to scavenge for leftovers.

Saturday in the Park

Springtime colors across the pond.

Saturday in the Park

People reaching, people touching
A real celebration…
And I’ve been waiting such a long time
For the day

Saturday In The Park lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

All photos Sony NEX 6, Lightroom 4


About Ed Spadoni

www.2GuysPhoto.com "Thoughts and opinions, resources and experiences… for emerging photographers everywhere."
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6 Responses to “Saturday in the Park”

  1. Rodney says:

    I wish it was the 4th of July……Where is the photo of A Man Selling Ice Cream… Love Saturdays in the park… great song, great way to spend a day, wonderful photos Ed. Do you think Arthur did much running? Nice contrast there. I understand he was legendary. And the colors around the pond are splendid!

  2. Ed Shields says:

    I absolutely remember it and it brings back good memories. The band Chicago was running high in popularity when I moved to the Chicago area in ’76. Seems so long ago now that I live in northern CA and long since retired. The song will probably be stuck in my head for days now…….not such a bad thing.

  3. Clanmother says:

    I am old enough to remember this song!!! Your photos are exactly as I remember the song. I think I’m going our for a walk now that I have been inspired…

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