Canada Underfoot in Manhattan

One of the nicest walks we took when in New York City this past June, was along the Hudson River.  The Hudson River Greenway runs all the way along the western edge of Manhattan: we walked from 84th Street to about 57th street. At 84th you can get under the Henry Hudson highway, and before 57th it is very hard to figure out how to get back across the highway. (We had to ask.)  For most of our walk pedestrians and bicycles shared the same path, with pedestrians clinging to the outside edges as fit commuters pedalled north after work.

New York City, Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

New York City, Manhattan Waterfront Greenway

Shortly after this section and beyond the rusting dock (note the CANADA geese) there were some interesting art installations (to come in a later Manhattan Monday post) and words carved into the walkway.

Saskatchewan Valley Canada - New York City

Saskatchewan Valley Canada – New York City

At this point the bicycles were on a different path so I wasn’t taking my life into my hands to get these photos.

Canadian Pacific Railway- New York City

Canadian Pacific Railway – New York City

I believe a rail line from Albany New York terminated near here. I can only surmise – because googling got me nowhere – that the trains owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway (Canadian Pacific Railroad is an error) brought grain from at least two of Canada’s prairie provinces (Manitoba and Saskatchewan) perhaps to be shipped overseas from docks along the river.

Manitoba, Canada - New York City

Manitoba, Canada – New York City

This is my submission to WordPress’s weekly photo challenge Beneath Your Feet.

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