They Took to the Streets

Posted by Katherine | November 5, 2008 – 3:18 pm

Grant Park in Chicago, the official site of Obama’s victory rally, hosted an enormous crowd, but Obama supporters also took to the streets spontaneously all across the country.

Thirty-one-year-old Steve Goldenberg admits that he’s “completely addicted to taking pictures.” He lives in DC and was out last night mingling with the crowd outside the White House.

Crowd in front of White House
[ / Flickr]

Cheryl, whose election-night story we just featured, took this shot on State Street in Chicago.

Car with flag in Chicago
[meryddian / Flickr]

Benjamin Gonzales is a Chicago freelance photographer who works primarily for the film and theatre industries. He was among the Grant Park masses last night, where he saw this woman.

Woman in Grant Park
[gophodotcom / Flickr]

Benjamin’s full photoset from the night is here.

Philip Bump caught a moment of elation in Times Square in New York as the returns were coming in. [Update 6 Nov 2008: Philip just clarified that his wife, China Ziegenbein, took the photo.] (Thanks, Sue Salinger.)

Celebrating in Times Square
[pbump / Flickr]

Fenderfour made his way through the streets in Seattle. (Hat tip again to Sue Salinger.)

In the streets in Seattle
[fenderfour / Flickr]

If you were celebrating last night, where were you?


  1. One Response to “They Took to the Streets”

  2. Thanks for posting my photo. It was an amazing night in Seattle and I would like to thank the Seattle Police Department for their professionalism and class in handling the situation. Their peaceful involvement ensured a positive experience for the participants, the city, and the rest of our newly optimistic country.

    By Robert Fisher on Nov 6, 2008

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