A hot Friday afternoon straight out of camera in Bryant Park looking over to Sixth Avenue and 42nd St.
Still summer, still life.
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Looks like the place to hangout and enjoy the sunshine Patti … lovely vibe 🙂
It is one of the most relaxing parts of the city, thank you Geoff!
Relax…, Very nice… 😉
Thank you Carlos, very relaxing indeed!
not so still with all those guys on devices, CIA – you can tell…. surely.
But they look so normal . . . .
A very nice weather to be lazy about
. Very wonderful photo..hows life going on Patty?
Thank you John, all fine here and lovely to hear from you! Hope you get to enjoy lazy times where you are!
that sun light!
It does look a little “alien” like . . .
Glorious summer shot and no one is eating. Are those leaves still from last autumn or heralding a coming one?
New Yorkers stubbornly resist the national stereotype of eating and therefore prefer to get their calories and nourishment from alcohol, and the olives and nuts that go with it! It’s thirsty weather! 🙂
Autumn leaves are heralding the new one, I think . . . Hope you are keeping warm where you are Gerard!
summer in the city – would not trade it for anything except maybe some AC at bedtime ;>) Lovely frame Patti
I finally learned it takes less energy fighting the heat, acceptance is by far the cooler option. Plus, we get to enjoy the peace, quiet and shade of the city. As for that bedtime tango of AC’s, fans, windows opened or closed . . . enjoy the rest of your summer in the city Pat!
My favorite type of still life- humans with alert buttons switched off:)
Preferably in the shade! Thank you Elena!
Relax, this is what we all need, sometimes…
Definitely, thank you Robert!
Alone…together in the city. I can feel the quietude, the stillness. The structure on the left brings a feel of other world. Bodacious, Patti!
The structure on the left is an outdoor movie screen, the idea being to roll up on a Monday evening in summer, sit on the grass and enjoy a film classic! I should have explained this in the post but I was too lazy . . . . I am blaming the heat!
Great shot. You’ve captured the enforced immobility beautifully, Patti!
Thank you Richard. It was too warm to do anything more than sit and relax!
Bryant Park, behind the Public Library, was our favorite location to relax …
Greetings Frizz to you and Barbara from one of the most relaxing spots in the city, whatever the season. Your New York photo book is a most timeless and absolute gem which highlights the subtle changes and those forced upon the city . . . .
thank you for the book review :-
the portrait below was shot in Bryant Park …
Love Bryant Park! Been several times, lucky me. Margie
Lucky you indeed Margie! I’m a big fan of the shady spots!
It does look pretty mellow for New York! And re the leaves – I think very often that they start drying up and falling in late summer, out of sheer exhaustion – heat exhaustion!
Love the lazy afternoon vibe Patti. Reminds me of Paris where they seem to have mastered the art 🙂
It looks very nice and relaxing.
I swear I don’t know how ya’ll do it with all those people everywhere!!! LOL!
OK…now I am just jealous…had the good fortune to be in Bryant Park for the ‘opening of the lawn’ this year. NYC is an amazing place…
Isn’t it just one of the most charming and relaxing places in the city? It was let go horribly in the bad old days of the city’s fiscal crisis and what a relief it wasn’t sold off as land to be developed and built upon. What are your favourite parts of NYC?
I am a lowly midwesterner…living in the Twin Cities- only get to NY on rare occasions- one of my favorite places this past May was (hope I get this right) Washington Sq Park…there is a phenomenal arch and a fountain- in the distance you can see the building going up that is replacing the Twin Towers…it was memorable because of a little boy by the name of Oscar whose parents (and Oscar) let me take a ton of pictures. We also saw an incredible play in a tiny theater in Soho… hope to visit again soon. MoMA has an exhibit of Hopper and O’Keefe (just opened, i believe) that I really want to see..
Would be nice to relax in the big town, too. Nice photo, Patti.
I really love this! No one is looking at the camera you’re a voyeur of reality …
Your photography is a joy. Looking forward to spending some more time on this blog. Thank you. Bob
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