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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Relief from the Heat, in Washington Square Park

Fountain, Washington Square Park
Photo by myself in Washington Square Park, in the Village.

The giant outdoor fountain in Washington Square Park is hard to resist on hot summer days.

It gets extra hot here in New York during the summer. The asphalt and hard surfaces soak up all the sun's rays, and radiate the heat back well into the night.

Some New Yorkers rent or own summer places in Long Island, New Jersey, upstate New York and even Connecticut. There are also 'house shares' available where you split a rental with other families, to reduce cost.

Not everyone has the extra cash to lay out for a summer house. Fortunately, you can go hiking, sit on the beach and enjoy various day trips. And they're just a short drive or train ride away.

Related posts: Making a Splash, in Lincoln Center, At the Base of Merchant's Gate, Central Park South and Summering in the City.

9 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe photo pleine de vie

Sandy, Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Great photo to start off June with -- great shot!

Abraham Lincoln said...

That's cool.

biebkriebels said...

It is so funny to notice that the weather in NY is almost synchroon to Amsterdam. When you have rain, we have, when you have heat we have. Strange isn't it, two places so far from each other.

Lozzie Cap said...

I would like to BE in that fountain, right now.

Bibi said...

I envy you this weather...our water is showering from the other direction...

valeria said...

Great, great photo!

Mike said...

I felt like doing that today. Getting humid now in New York.

rchrd said...

Glad to see they've finally fixed the fountain. For years, or at least when I lived in the Village in the middle of the last century, it was always off.

44 years ago, in June, I took a picture of the fountain.
It's here