The City Seen from The Boston Globe
SOUTH END -- The last days of the school year are a time when you can feel the city relax. The streets thin out. Families plan their getaways. And the next school year is not yet even a distant threat. Ronny Payton was in the relaxed, end-of-term spirit as he crossed Columbus Avenue after returning from an excursion with fellow students to Six Flags. The 17-year-old, who will be a senior in the fall, says he 'can't wait to go to college.' Payton won the giant stuffed tiger with one shot of a basketball in a $5 game at the amusement park. Then he had to lug it home. (Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter) audio: Click the play button below to hear to hear Globe photographer Suzanne Kreiter discuss how she found this incongruent moment in the city. <object classid='clsid:02BF25D5-8C17-4B23-BC80-D3488ABDDC6B' width='200' height='30' codebase= 'http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab'>
Summer in the city
SOUTH END -- The last days of the school year are a time when you can feel the city relax. The streets thin out. Families plan their getaways. And the next school year is not yet even a distant threat. Ronny Payton was in the relaxed, end-of-term spirit as he crossed Columbus Avenue after returning from an excursion with fellow students to Six Flags. The 17-year-old, who will be a senior in the fall, says he "can't wait to go to college." Payton won the giant stuffed tiger with one shot of a basketball in a $5 game at the amusement park. Then he had to lug it home.

(Globe Staff Photo / Suzanne Kreiter)

audio: Click the play button below to hear to hear Globe photographer Suzanne Kreiter discuss how she found this incongruent moment in the city.