Grasp The Moment Photography

Summer In The City

Outside it’s so hot, the sidewalks are melting into a puddle of goo. I’m sitting protected from the disgusting inside my apartment, breathing in recycled air-conditioned air, listening to the hum of the machine in the window that’s keeping things bearable.

This is what summer in NYC is like. We have miles of shore line where we can play in the spray of the ocean waves and substitute a breeze coming off the water for the AC for awhile, but getting to them are the hard part. The roads are choked with traffic, and are twice as hot. Once there, good luck finding a small sliver of real estate in the mass of humanity there.

So yesterday as the thermometer began to explode, we tried to seek relief in whatever form we could – namely a handful of water balloons and a few buckets of water. It didn’t last too long, but it was a delightful escape for a little while.

Stay cool everyone.

PS … Don’t forget to vote for me in the 2011 PDN One Life Photo Competition!!

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One response

  1. Sue

    Thanks for the view of what is a whole different lifestyle for me. While there are sections of Nashville that must experience the type of ‘search for real estate’ that you refer to, we are fortunate to live in an area that enjoys a little more breathing space. Our grandkids can walk to the neighborhood pool and get away from the heat — both in their neighborhood or ours.

    I love, love, LOVE the last photo.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:50 pm

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