Heavy clouds sat over the city this week. They are not clouds of cool and very few refreshing breezes are whistling tunes through the trees. The humidity is high . . . No summer holiday this year, no beach with golden sands on which to frolic - which, to tell the truth, hasn't happened in a long time but there is certainly something to be said for enjoying the freedom of the city in summer. Which is me doing what I do on any day of the year here in NYC but with far fewer people, or rather, doing it with the hardy souls who have stayed at home! I took these shots from a car park up in East Harlem overlooking the East River, mid-town, downtown and Queens on one side, and the fabulous streets of Harlem on the other! Rushing off for now, enjoy your week-end everyone! * * * * *
Loved the pictures. How do you get those shots. Are you Spiderman/woman and we don’t know it?
I wish, how much fun would that be! The truth is Tom, I think I have an unhealthy fascination for car parks . . .
Nice series of shots. The first shot is especially wonderful with it’s reflections. I agree with “tomwisk” – I think you may have used your spidey powers for that first shot. Have a great weekend.
Thank you Terry, I was lucky enough to find a sweet spot on the way to the car park! Hope you are enjoying your week-end!
Seeing the pictures. I thought … The restless Patti. Always surprised with your shots.
Restless Patti says thank you kind Carlos! 🙂
Nice shots, beautiful city.
enjoy your weekend too Patti.
Thank you HG! It is certainly a fun city to explore. Have you been to NYC?
No, but it’s one of those things I want to do before I die
I’m sure NY it’s a city ín wich I couldnt stop taking pictures
Better I’d forget my film cameras in home and carry the digital or ruin me.
Great shots. We’re experiencing the same here in NJ.
I hear it has been rather stormy in parts of NJ . . . Keep cool Elena!
Love these Patti! Margie
Thank you Margie! Hope you are having a fun summer wherever you are!
That looks hot and sticky and while the clouds are ‘cool looking’ … they look heavy and oppressive
You said it Geoff! These clouds are the big bad boys of summer, like Marlon Brando and The Wild Ones, coming to town near you . . .
Clean, crisp, yet foreboding….your photos capture a paradox, Patti. Impressive!
I have made my peace with the heat Annie and if you can’t beat it, you might as well make the most of it! Thank you!
A wonderful photowalk and a great presentation, Patti. I’d love to see it for myself one day..
Thank you Dina and I very much hope that you do get to see it for yourself one day, soon!
It was one of those days when the summer clouds put on a jolly good show! Thank you MBL!
What building is that on the third pic? Beautiful pictures Patti!
That building is a High School – The Manhattan Centre for Science and Mathematics which once upon a time was known as Benjamin Franklin High School. It looks so calm and stately sitting up there in that part of town – almost makes me want to go back to school! Thank you so much LFR for your kind words!
I see you as my link to NYC … you always share such beautiful images!
really like that top image.
Thank you MM, it was fun to do!
Great shots, Patti! That first one is quite unnerving even with knowing how you took it.
Thank you Richard! Strange isn’t it how perspective does unnerve us like that but I hadn’t thought about it at all when taking this shot, and I am not that great with heights.
I can almost feel the mugginess. That first shot is mind blowing Patti!
Mugginess, that’s the word I was after! Thank you so much Madhu!
great view 🙂
Thank you Joshi!
Patti the poet, thanks for
“… breezes are whistling
tunes through the trees…”
if you are sensible like this
you can have a holiday feeling
Making the most of it, thank you Frizz!
Outstanding photos! I just visited NYC yesterday, and I miss it so much already!
You will just have to come back again soon! Love your colourful shots!
Hello! I wish you a successful new week.
Thank you Marko and I wish the same for you!
Excellent – – the reflections are quintessential NY. Those skies – wow, glad you caught that! I like the expansiveness of those river scenes.
Thank you so much Lyn! What would a NY skyscape look like without a water tower or two!
First shot reflection is really cool!
What happens when you take the stairs, thank you Derrick!
Seriously, awesome pictures!
Thank you so much!
Nice series that show a lesser known face of your great city. I actually used to live not far away from where you took those picture for a shorter time. Enjoy the new weekend coming up, Patti!
Thank you Otto and how good to know you know this part of town – I am sure you must have some stories to tell! It really is a wonderful part of the city and well worth exploring on foot don’t you think?
I am sure it’s changed quite a bit since I lived there, but, yes, it was always a great area to explore, with or without a camera.
I recently met someone who was more than happy to tell me about the bad days in Harlem . . .
Mugginess :). I am in awe Patti especially with the first one!
Thank you Paula! I am always excited to get a low-rise spread of the city. As iconic as the taller buildings are there is something of the city’s lifeblood in the older blocks. It is always so sad to see them fall and watch another high-rise take its place
I had the same reaction as some of your other readers: how did you take that first shot?
The picture of the Randall’s Island Bridge brought back a nice memory. Thank you.
One day Charles I shall get to Randall’s Island! I presume you played sport there? As for taking the shot, it did take a slight lean but nothing too dangerous at all!
Nice pictures – I especially like the mirroring in the first image.
Thank you Rabirius – it was such a wonderfully, quiet and out of the way place to be taking photos!
Ideas aplenty as usual Patti – nice views 🙂 The clouds weigh so heavy in that last shot of the river, like the city wants to command our attention.
Just got back from a few days on the Somerset/Wiltshire border so expect lots of train photos 😉
Thank you Martin! Did you have good weather while you were away? Looking fwd to the train shots!
The weather was great Patti 🙂
I hope you enjoyed shooting these scenes as much as we enjoy viewing the results of your exploration. They are awesome.
Thank you Tex, it is always enjoyable being out and about. I have so many more shots from that day but as is so often the case with this city, every block has a story to tell. Or so it seems. Always great to have your company, thank you!
Great photos of the city, and the first is fabulous, Patti.
Thank you so much Bente! We climb our different peaks to get the view!
Exquisite mirror image up top. My eye wants to stay there, looking.
Strange isn’t it the places we find to linger in . . .
Caught up, at last Patti! Though I miss your people studies, here – that first shot is stunning. 🙂