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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wet and Not-So Wonderful, Downtown

Rain, NYC
Photo by myself in front of City Hall, on Duane Street.

It's been extremely humid and rainy here in New York. Above, a recent downpour.

Thunderstorms have been sweeping the region. The subway platforms are sweltering. On the sidewalks, you seriously feel like you're in a steam room.

I don't see too many men wearing suits to work these days. If they do, I'm sure they take a cab to work and have beautiful skin.


Related posts: On Chrystie Street and Photography 101, On Rain, and Baseball and In the Rain, Midtown.


Olivier said...

j'espere que fin octobre il fera beau ;o) j'aime bien ce b&w

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Hi Kitty!

You really know how to take B&W pictures! This one is great. I can almost feel my socks getting wet and my feet freezing (it is pretty cold here today!).


Kitty said...

Hi Olivier!

October is a good month to visit. I'm sure it'll be less humid then.

Thanks so much Washington!

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Great photo, Kitty. But what really caught my eye was that it was on Duane Street. It really cracked me up when I realized that the name for the ubiquitous Duane Reade drugstore chain was also the names of two parallel streets a block apart downtown.

Lou said...

WOW! Every photo you take I love! I don't know why but i love NYC when it rains. It seems electric somehow. Maybe some of my most memorable moments of NY have happened when its been raining. Although going into a subway once and it flooding and coming up to my shins, everyone nearly trampling me to get out; not such a good moment! :)

... said...

Love your comment about the men in suits - taking cabs and having beautiful skin!
I'll bet the subway platforms are deadly humid!
I am thinking about my friend in Brooklyn who has two little AC units (that do not work very well), in her very small apartment, in her very old building...must see how she is holding up!
Be well, Kitty!

Lori said...

Wonderful photo! This reminds me of what NYC was like the ONE day I got to spend there, pulling my 12-year-old niece around manically to see as much as we could see before catching our transatlantic evening flight. The rain, at no point, hindered my enthusiasm to be in this city.

• Eliane • said...

Aha! They work in my office and they don't have gorgeous skin. :)

Another great scene. I can hear the plic-ploc of that heavy rain from here!