Reuters

Gorgeous photos of kite fliers, beach bums, and men playing chess in their underwear.

As the summer heat cranks up, here are summer scenes from around the world.

People sunbathe on Regla beach in Chipiona, near the southern Spanish city of Cadiz. Photo by Javier Barbancho/Reuters



Residents crowd in a swimming pool to escape the summer heat during a hot weather spell in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province. Photo by Reuters



People visit the public swimming pool Schoenbrunner Bad in Vienna. Photo by Lisi Niesner/Reuters



A boy cools off at the Crown Fountain at Millennium Park in Chicago. Photo by Jim Young/Reuters



Palestinian children fly kites on the beach of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters



Men play chess on a public beach near Dnipro river in Kiev. Photo by Konstantin Chernichkin/Reuters



Postcard is our daily look at compelling photos from cities around the world. Have an idea for a future Postcard? Email aerickson@theatlantic.com.
 

About the Author

Most Popular

  1. A small accessory dwelling unit—known as an ADU—is attached to an older single-family home in a Portland, Oregon, neighborhood.
    Design

    The Granny Flats Are Coming

    A new book argues that the U.S. is about to see more accessory dwelling units and guides homeowners on how to design and build them.

  2. Police cars outside the New York Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City
    Life

    The Great Crime Decline and the Comeback of Cities

    Patrick Sharkey, author of Uneasy Peace, talks to CityLab about how the drop in crime has transformed American cities.

  3. Life

    The (Legal) Case Against Bidding Wars Like Amazon's

    The race to win Amazon’s second headquarters has reignited a conversation dating back to the late ‘90s: Should economic incentives be curbed by the federal government? Can they be?

  4. Design

    These Sneakers Are Your Free Transit Pass

    A new BVG-Adidas collaboration means unlimited travel along Berlin’s public transit network for the rest of 2018. That is if you can find a pair.

  5. In San Juan, Puerto Rico, recovery from Hurricane Maria has been uneven.
    Environment

    Disaster Resilience Saves Six Times as Much as It Costs

    A new report finds that federal disaster-mitigation grants produce an average of $6 in societal savings for every dollar spent.