The Hyde Park Luminaria, 2012
With the 2013 Hyde Park Luminaria coming up this Saturday, here are some images and a video from 2012. The annual luminaria started in 1983 and now spreads over 36 blocks - east to west from Main to Monroe and north to south from 23rd to 18th. Really, you should go this year.
At dusk, residents and friends set out to light the candles in the sand-anchored sacks.
Santa was there, giving out candy canes.
If anyone knows the names of the porch musicians in this video, please comment as I'd like to credit them.
Of course, there was the traffic, but it was worth it.
See also The Lope: Hyde Park Luminaria .