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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Vacating the City

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Photo by myself at the beach in Long Island.


Mark and I are off to nearby Shelter Island this weekend to attend a friend's anniversary party. Shelter Island is a small island off of Long Island, where many New Yorkers own summer houses. Mark and I will have to drive Clive, his Mini Cooper, onto a car ferry to get to it.

The theme is Great Gatsby garden party. I hope to get some great photos of people all dressed up in preppy outfits and some beautiful summer houses.

This weekend is rumored to get very hot, in the 90's. The nice weather in New York tends to come and go very quickly. In the summer, the city is known for being hot and humid.

People dread the hot days, especially the subway stations, which become intolerable at times. As an antidote, I'm posting this photo, which evokes cool sea breezes.

I hope everyone is having a relaxing weekend!

Day trips are easily accessible destinations just outside the five boroughs of New York City.

Related posts: Life's a Beach and Montauk, The End .


fishwithoutbicycle said...

Have fun!! You did the right thing getting away. I am in town and it is hot hot hot!!! Phew!!

Susu said...

Hope you got to let off some steam over the weekend! Here in Paris things are relaxed and nicely low-key. We went out yesterday. It was a treat driving home with the sun was lazily rising over the Seine river horizon.

spandrel studios said...

Wow, that party sounds divine! And your photo is just the antidote for a day that's going to approach around 100 in the Philadelphia suburbs! Yikes!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, that sounds like a great party. Just my sort of thing.

It's hot here today as well, after a day of solid rain yesterday, about 80 degrees I think. We have been basking in the sun and drinking champagne - you have to when you get the opportunity.

Hope you had a great weekend.


Dana said...

cant wait to see your photos from the party! really great shots this week... always look forward to see what you come up with.. really great angles and love the shadow photo! Have a great week :)

• Eliane • said...

That cool breeze is very welcome: it is pretty hot in the city.

Tammy said...

Have a great time! Are you going to dress up too?

Tam said...

WOW! Sounds like you are going to have a fun weekend! I love your photo! Stay cool!!

sonia a.m. said...

Very beautiful photo!
Hope you had a great weekend.

Kitty said...

thanks everyone!
I must have missed these comments because of our time away.

I ran around all weekend thinking about folks and trying to get some good photos. I wish I could have brought everyone with me to the party!