Saturday, 24 May 2008

The sailors are in town

I forgot to say that it's Fleet Week in NY this week. It means the city is full of young men and women in very white uniforms. It's quite a surreal sight and in some ways feels like going back in time. Many of the comedy clubs or bars have signs up saying servicemen can come in for free.

I can't stop myself feeling tempted to accidentally spill something on those pristine white shirts and trousers. And shoes (they look the weirdest).

They arrived in their ships on Wednesday, and stay around for memorial day, which officially is on Friday, but will be celebrated on Monday. They will leave with their ships on Wednesday.

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