Summer Solstice, Part 2 ~ New York City

I often set time limits for myself to: a) get something done, and b) give the activity some symbolic meaning.

Yesterday, I was so in the zone to have my Summer Solstice post published at the official start of summer – 7.08 pm NY time, on the dot – that I overlooked some photos that may have given more context to the day. Moral of the story: don’t compile a post in the last minute. Side benefit: the start of summer is immortalised in my first post.

I’m calling this set of images Summer Solstice, Part 2 (as opposed to Take 2). Enjoy!

NB: Today’s temps were higher than yesterday’s. The heat continues.

PS: Don’t be shy – click on the images to enlarge as they look SO MUCH better!

PART 2 starts now

~ Penn Station area NYC: this building always has rotating painted advertisements.

Times Square NYPD precinct house neon follows the rules in this part of NYC. Yes, Times Square is the only zone where tenants are required to display bright signs.

The site of the ball drop ever New Years Eve – it all started back on December 31, 1907…

Above the Good Morning America studios for the Solstice Mind Over Madness event. Taxis and yogis, side by side.

Next to a Times Square billboard. This is the view at the top.

Everyday life soldiers on at The Crossroads of the World.

Scaffolding and pretzel stands – a regular sight in NYC. Under 97F rays, I was thankful for their shade. I didn’t have the appetite for a hot salty pretzel though…

A parking garage decked out in Broadway regalia.

Back in Chinatown…

More fans

Touristy Mott Street.

Red strings and jade pendants.

Celebrity, spotted: Anthony Bourdain

Simple signs and umbrellas on a side street.

Roast duck for dinner from a local supermarket.

Flags, united.


24 thoughts on “Summer Solstice, Part 2 ~ New York City

    • The ubiquitous yellow cabs – they are a NY icon and always add vibrancy to a picture πŸ™‚ The 7.08pm deadline wasn’t a superstition – it’s just one of those ‘time rules’ I give myself to symbolise an event or occasion. I don’t know why? πŸ™‚ Thanks Jenny!

  1. I’m so glad you did a part 2 Marina. Some more smashing pictures. I particularly like the photo of Mott Street, I just love those iron fire escapes on the outside of the buildings.

    • Thanks Adrian! I am glad I did a Part 2 as well – I just couldn’t let the pictures sit there as they show NY life; NY in the heat of summer. I reflect on the photos and think – was it really that hot? Doesn’t look so – but yes, it was close to 100F from the temp gauge in Times Square!

    • Hi Danielle! I love your comment – thank you for taking a look at the photos! πŸ™‚ PS Wallpaper magazine had a slideshow online about the Wyeth Hotel – great photos. Let me know if you’d like me to send you the link πŸ™‚

  2. As so many already said, cabs an yoga is a great photo! Love it. I’m also noticing that you’re moving towards other horizon angles, interesting. I think that it adds more movement in your pictures. Happy Midsummer, as we are celebrating this weekend here in Sweden, the biggest Holliday after Christmas πŸ™‚ take care. /p

    • I am so late to respond to this comment! I apologise. I hope you had a lovely Midsummer πŸ™‚ I saw the lines in the images and improvised! Thanks, I am glad you liked these πŸ™‚

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