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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Summering in the City

Blue Umbrellas at the Flatiron Building
Photo by myself near the Flatiron Building, at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue.

Recent changes in New York include carving out public spaces in the middle of streets.

Here, Fifth Avenue and Broadway intersect briefly, forming huge triangle. Part of the triangle is taken up by the Flatiron Building, which takes on a triangular shape.

What was once asphalt has been repaved and covered with public seating and tall planters. Broadway has been made slightly narrower, too. The result is a pretty place to sit against an urban backdrop.


Greetings from Shelter Island!

Friday was overcast and muggy. We drove in with Rupert and hit traffic along the way. The Long Island Expressway is notorious for summer traffic, so we'll be leaving early Sunday to get back to Brooklyn.

Our hotel is by the water, with a pretty view. Rupert is staying at a doggie place nearby, so we can visit him. He was in the car during the ferry ride and had no idea he was on a boat.

I'll post some photos tomorrow of Shelter Island.

Related posts: What's Swinging in Bryant Park, One Really Big Fountain and Out to Lunch.


TC said...

Nice photo! What would you drink in a summer day?

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love the way you photographed this scene. the bright summery blue stands out so perfectly, noticeable but not too overwhelming.

Ted and Lori said...

I want to be sitting right there. I look at your photos of NYC and get all butterfly-ey.