One thing you can say about New York City weather in July - it is hot. And humid. But despite that, crowds walked the High Line.
With a head half spinning from the heat, and totally disoriented with the joy of being surrounded by trees and flowers in Manhattan, I started taking pictures.
Something that struck me right away were the signs on nearby buildings. After all, when you have four million visitors to a place each year, you want to have your sign out there.
For example, Patagonia asks us to take an "environmental pledge". (I don't buy their clothing, so this is not an endorsement.) Why not, near a park dedicated to the environment?
Then, I saw this sign above 10th Avenue in Chelsea. Apparently, this sign is a favorite of people on Flickr. It's one of my favorites, too. This was our first view and the sign was so perfect against the Manhattan building backdrop.
And then, we got a little closer. It really was for a parking lot! Considering that it really does take a miracle to find parking in most of Manhattan - I think the Almighty would really rather have residents and tourists take the subway (we did) and let Him concentrate on the really important stuff.
Finally, I am going to be mean and make your mouth water. Here are signs by a couple of the food vendors on the High Line.
Tomorrow, a special Simply Summer post. I'll resume blogging about the High Line- its flowers and its arts - later this week or next.