The New York City Skyline and Central Park from above during sunset.
Summer evenings are when the city smolders
as the sun paints the clouds
and the night sky waits just another hour longer
to dance with the last remnants of the day.
This is a view of the skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan and Central Park from above looking north towards upper Manhattan. I took this at the end of August on a gorgeous, sweltering evening. I made it up to the top deck of Top of the Rock (30 Rock) just as this spectacular sunset was making its way across the sky.
It’s hard not to feel overcome with emotion when the summer sky puts on one of its late summer sunset shows. When it happens, the city is bathed in an other-worldly glow as the lights in the buildings twinkle on like stars and the sky and the impossible all seem to melt away into an infinite horizon full of endless possibility.
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Whoa. My friend in North Carolina says her tulips are already growing. It’s January 11th, and these are showing nearly two months early. Anyone else seeing an early spring?
Cooler than I am already.
Summer on the Lower East Side. New York City.
I fall in love with this city every day.
It’s the little things that build up to create an imprint: an imprint that etches itself permanently to my heart.
Certain streets transport me to different eras and even different places in the world. I turn a corner and I am suddenly transported to Paris or Prague or a multitude of places that I have never had the pleasure of exploring (yet).
And it’s these streets that make me well up with enough love to last a lifetime.
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