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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, at Sunset

Manhattan Bridge, sunset Photo by myself from the East River.

This photo is from the stash, from a boat ride around Manhattan. Above is the Manhattan Bridge around sunset, with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background.

It was a slightly cloudy night, with a storm lurking. The clouds had just parted, showing white highlights in the sky.

If you're ever visiting New York, a boat ride around the island is a worthwhile treat. There are tours available that travel up the Hudson on the West Side, cross over to the west side up near the George Washington Bridge, then travel down the East River toward the Statue of Liberty.

This was taken last summer during our office party, on a private boat.

Happy July 4th!

We all have the day off today, in celebration of America's independence. Most people spend the day lounging at barbeques and picnics. Since the 4th falls on a Wednesday, a lot of folks are taking half the week off out of sheer laziness.

It's been insanely humid here and a bit hot. This morning, Brooklyn woke up to 97% humidity. Yipes!


Olivier said...

superbe vue

Banjo52 said...

Bridges are great subjects, and this shot is esp. good because you have the pair and only water in the foreground. Plus sunset lighting of course. Makes me want to take that ride.

Terry at Blue Kitchen said...

Beautiful photo, Kitty! I hope you're enjoying the holiday. It's 98º here in Chicago, but it only feels like 103º.

Leslie said...

Always love your blog Kitty! BTW, it is 59 degrees in Vancouver!

biebkriebels said...

Beautiful photos, hope you have a nice time in the heat. Keep cool!

fruitandcake said...

Greetings from Greece. I just found your blog and I must say it's fascinating. When I come to NYC I will already know my way around thanks to you.Keep posting.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Awfully hot and humid over Kitty, hope Rupert isn't suffering too badly in the heat. Happy 4th of July. Freedom is a great celebration.
I will def remember that tour you showcased in this post. Gorgeous shot, just loved the bluey/grey hues!

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

You know I meant "over THERE" ;)