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.