In New York City, I like nights when you walk outside and the sound of a violin is drifting from someone's open window. I adore street fairs with polenta and cheese squares and candied fruit, and seeing all the happy faces walking on 9th Avenue. I soak up evenings when the terrace downstairs is full of people chatting and drinking coffee and laughing, with the fountain splashing and bubbling away. I love the start of it all, Memorial Day weekend, because the military ships dock close by and the streets are full of happy people in uniform, celebrating their leave in this fun city. And I'm smitten with summer days at Central Park, with cotton candy and baby ducks and the symphony of sounds: children laughing, the lilting jack-in-the-box melody of the carousel, dogs barking, and the mournful wail of a saxophone from under a bridge.
I was in Times Square yesterday and captured these shots of the Memorial Day Weekend festivities for you. Enjoy your weekend!
|My Dad, husband and father-in-law were Marines. It's a proud tradition in my family, and I loved capturing a picture of these handsome young men.|
|A Marine corps jazz band was playing on the stage in Times Square.|
|Yes, that's me manning a machine gun. One of the Marines offered to take a picture for me to send to my husband, and I couldn't resist.|
|Remember to thank your military this holiday. They are the people who keep us safe and free.|