New York, NY

This past weekend was a holiday weekend–Memorial Day weekend–here, in the U.S.. It was a rainy, cold weekend, too. And yet, on Friday afternoon, cloudy as it was, I finally made it into the city for the first time in over a year and since the beginning of COVID.

I love NYC and always will. Last year, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, it hurt to see it going through so much pain, and suffering, and loss.

Little Island, NYC. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

And yet, this past weekend it felt as if life in New York City was coming back, ever so slowly…. To me, the city that never sleeps appeared much more…relaxed. People weren’t rushing to make it from A to B, rather, many were taking in the sights, enjoying, perhaps, the beginning of a long holiday weekend and the last moments before the weekend-long rain.

When walking on the west side of NYC, take the time to glance at least once across the Hudson River, at Jersey City and Hoboken NJ skyline. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Memorial Day is a somber holiday, a day when we remember those who’ve given their all for the country.

Unofficially, Memorial Day weekend is supposed to mark the beginning of summer. Yet, we’re still waiting.

“I Want to [Thank You]” sign on NYC pier – a closer look. ©Alina Oswald. All Rights Reserved.

Wishing you all a wonderful summer and, as always, thank you for stopping by,

Alina Oswald

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