During Thanksgiving, people across the United States get together with family and loved ones to reflect on the past year and give thanks for the bonds they share. For those in New York City—and the millions who tune into the live broadcast—Thanksgiving also means joining hundreds of thousands of other New Yorkers to witness the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Today’s procession, which marks the 87th Macy’s parade, kicks off from 77th Street and Central Park West at 9am ET and makes its way south to Herald Square on 34th Street. The annual celebration is known the world over for its giant—and photogenic—balloon floats, many of which top three stories in height.
After receiving flak for sharing images of a beautiful model draped sexily over a red Ducati, the motorcycle dealership (MotoCorsa) set up another photo shoot featuring the burly, male workers in the same exact poses and similar outfits.
Chinese artist Paul Shanghai uses pencils, erasers, and blending stumps on bristol board to create awesome drawings of water with a life of its own. The clear fluid takes on the shapes of a dragon, a person, flowers, and even a goldfish leaping out one bowl and into another.
At first glance, Paul’s painstaking drawings look like photo manipulation, but by looking closely at larger images of these pieces on his his DeviantART gallery, it’s clear that they really are pencil renderings. And they’re beautiful.