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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sunset, Outside Battery Park City

Sunset outside Battery Park
Photo by myself on the West Side Highway, outside Battery Park City.

Here's a photo I took while we were driving on the West Side Highway. The day was ending and we were heading back home to Brooklyn. The buildings to the far right are across the Hudson River, in New Jersey.

Unfortunately all the buildings in Battery Park City were built at once and look very similar to each other. Individually they aren't so interesting and as a group they form an imposing mass of towers.

Perhaps the best part of this area is Battery Park, along the water's edge. The grounds are extremely well kept, and you can walk (or jog or bike or rollerblade) quite a distance, with great views out to New Jersey and the Statue of Liberty.

If you want to have a serious driving experience, take the West Side Highway or FDR Drive along the East River. These are fast, twisty-turny roads, teeming with aggressive drivers and cabbies. Not for the faint of heart!

Related posts: All Abloom, in Battery Park City, Running Along the Edge of Manhattan and On the West Side Highway.

7 comments:

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

First, a lovely shot--I love that time of day, and the STOP hand jutting in from the side adds a nice touch. And second, how funny to think of NYC as a driving town! I must admit, one of the things that appeals to me about the city is how easily you can get around there without a car.

Olivier said...

belle vue de fin de journée, j'aime la lumiere

Sarah said...

Although they are not so interesting, looks simply nice!

ρομπερτ said...

A picture, one could write books about; reflecting life, strength, height ... Interesting perspective indeed. Please have a wonderful Thursday.

daily athens

Kitty said...

Hi Terry!
Thanks so much. I have to say I've driven in NYC only a few choice times long ago. Thank goodness no accidents except a couple side view mirrors!

Hi Olivier
thanks. I love the west side for the sunsets.

Thanks Sarah!

Hi ρομπερτ
What a wonderfully poetic way of looking at the world. Thank you!

Kris said...

Great colours. It's a fantastic time of day to have a camera in your hand.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee
«Louis» would like to take that drive in a Mini Cooper S with the 6-speed! ZOOM!