Last Days to Laze

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Labor Day is a bittersweet holiday—the last gasp for summer picnics, barbecues, sunbathing, and perhaps most poignant of all: the midday snooze. No other season lends itself so readily to daytime lounging as summer, with its soporific heat, slowed-down pace, and somnolent rhythms. Pity the poor commuter rushing too and fro in the sweltering months; he’s fighting a futile battle against the forces of summer, and sweating it out in the process. The seasonal siesta looks a bit different in Arkansas versus Andalucia, Mali versus Mumbai. But what these pictures—all captured in recent months in countries all around the globe—underline is the universal love of lazing, and that special feel of a summer afternoon.

Central Park, NYC.
Central Park, NYC.
Photographed by Scott Rossi
Central Park, NYC.
Central Park, NYC.
Photographed by Scott Rossi
Central Park, NYC.
Central Park, NYC.
Photographed by Scott Rossi
Central Park, NYC.
Central Park, NYC.
Photographed by Scott Rossi
Corfu, Greece.
Corfu, Greece.
Photographed by Marco Argüello
Kavala, Greece.
Kavala, Greece.
Photographed by Marco Argüello
Paros, Greece.
Paros, Greece.
Photographed by Marco Argüello
Hydra, Greece.
Hydra, Greece.
Photographed by Marco Argüello
Milos, Greece.
Milos, Greece.
Photographed by Marco Argüello
Naples, Italy.
Naples, Italy.
Photographed by Lucia Buricelli
Naples, Italy.
Naples, Italy.
Photographed by Lucia Buricelli
Naples, Italy.
Naples, Italy.
Photographed by Lucia Buricelli
Nayarit, Mexico.
Nayarit, Mexico.
Photographed by Arlene Mejorado
Nayarit, Mexico.
Nayarit, Mexico.
Photographed by Arlene Mejorado
Central Park, NYC.
Central Park, NYC.
Washington Square Park, NYC.
Washington Square Park, NYC.
Photographed by Daniel Arnold
Washington Square Park, NYC.
Washington Square Park, NYC.
Photographed by Daniel Arnold
Times Square, NYC.
Times Square, NYC.
Photographed by Daniel Arnold
Qinhuangdao, China.

My wife takes a siesta by the sea in Qinhuangdao, China

Qinhuangdao, China.
Photographed by Feng Li
Salt Lake, Northwest China.

A woman lying on a transparent boat in salt Lake, northwest China

Salt Lake, Northwest China.
Photographed by Feng Li
Northern China.

Girls under the hot sun in northern China

Northern China.
Photographed by Feng Li
National Park of Mali, Bamako.
National Park of Mali, Bamako.
Photographed by Nybé Ponzio
Athens, Georgia.
Athens, Georgia.
Photographed by Mark Steinmetz
St. Joe, AR.
St. Joe, AR.
Photographed by Terra Fondriest
St. Joe, AR.
St. Joe, AR.
Photographed by Terra Fondriest
Pulpí, Almería, Andalusia.
Pulpí, Almería, Andalusia.
Photographed by Txema Salvans
Fairlight Glen, Hastings, UK.
Fairlight Glen, Hastings, UK.
Photographed by Sirui Ma
Devon, UK.
Devon, UK.
Juhu Beach, Mumbai.
Juhu Beach, Mumbai.
Photographed by Ashish Shah

Originally Appeared on Vogue