Umbrellas fail to survive a Brooklyn storm

Rain clouds over Brooklyn leave umbrellas buckling, New York

We saw broken brollies in Brooklyn and snapped off spokes in SoHo as we battled though a fierce New York rainstorm last Winter.

Rain clouds over Brooklyn leave umbrellas buckling, New York

This spotty brolly was no match for the rainy gusts of wind blasting through Brooklyn as we headed to the New York Transit Museum.

Rain clouds over Brooklyn leave umbrellas buckling, New York

Rain clouds over Brooklyn leave umbrellas buckling, New York

A trusty plastic bag is employed against the driving rain.

Rain clouds over Brooklyn leave umbrellas buckling, New York

Walking back into Manhattan, we passed trashcans full of broken umbrellas that had failed to survive the storm.

Rain clouds over Brooklyn leave umbrellas buckling, New York

Rain clouds over Brooklyn leave umbrellas buckling, New York

Back into Manhattan, on Canal Street.

Rain clouds over Brooklyn leave umbrellas buckling, New York

More New York photos and here’s London rain: six rain-drenched scenes from the capital’s streets and London in the rain from a double decker bus.