Photo by myself on the platform at the Metrotech station in Brooklyn.
A photo from a cooler time, when people wore jackets and weren't sweating like crazy.
It is very, very hot, and not just above ground. Below ground, the temperature is much warmer, since there is little air circulation. Plus, there's all the exhaust from the subway air conditioners.
When on the subway platforms, people stand very still with their arms out from their sides. I can't imagine what the fellows in suits do. (I think they take cabs).
All too often, we watch action go by on video. It's spectacular of course, but you forget that there are split seconds of time that you're missing.
I do wish the photos in the Times showed a larger spectrum of countries. The images do generally focus on the American atheletes. You can check out the photos here.
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