Our early June arrival in New York coincided with a heat wave – 100 degrees F and every degree making its presence felt. We had thought that standing over the East River might have a cooling effect, but it didn’t. And so we did not bother to exert the energy required to cross the bridge to Brooklyn, only went midway then retraced our steps. Our New York-born friends were astonished when we told them. ‘You mean you didn’t cross the Brooklyn Bridge? You only walked half way?’ ‘Yep. Too hot.’ There were disbelieving looks. But then there was a stunning view of downtown Manhattan coming back.
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: triangles, diamonds, squares
25 thoughts on “High Noon On Brooklyn Bridge”
If it’s too hot, it’s too hot…..what is there not to understand?
Ah, now therein lies a very specific culture difference between the driven and those who are more bothered about overheated parts 🙂
Ah, and in some cases parts fail….
and June is such a hot month to be there – MrB and I also moderated our adventures when we visited in June for the same reason!
We spent a lot of time in galleries with air con. And drinking iced coffee in Central Park cafes.
Sensible people 🙂 I always think part of the joy of exploring new places is actually doing very little and just watching the world go by.
Yes, I’d say 37c was a tad on the warmish side too!
The feet especially thought so.
Wow… amazing lines in these images 🙂
Great shots for the challenge, Tish. Better to be walking in NYC, heat or not, than trying to navigate the streets. I did that a few times and what a pain!!
We liked the walking for that very reason, though spent most time in Central Park under the trees.
“High Noon on Brooklyn Bridge” sounds like the title of a Western involving a gun fight. 🙂
It rather felt like that under the sun 🙂
Bridges gives us so much space. Wonderful post Tish 😀
Fabulous shots, hon 🙂 🙂
Glass half full?
Fantastic photographs even if they are only midway 😉
Thanks, Becky. I’m happy with midway too 🙂
Fabulous photos Tish. So powerful in B&W.
Many thanks, Alison.
Never been, how far would the walk have been? Out of curiosity? 🙂
Across the width of the East River !! 🙂
Oh lol still hard to picture as I don’t know how long the “east river” is lol… I’m Canadian.. Any idea in minutes or km’s? Lol