Manhattan Monday 48 – East River Ferry

The East River Ferry runs back and forth from East 34th Street, Manhattan, to the foot of Wall Street. It was a cheap and easy way to get downtown from the Pod 39 Hotel (on East 39th!)  It’s a hovercraft and does it ever move! Makes it rather hard to take photos as you’re hanging onto your seat, or the rail, to avoid being pitched onto the deck.

The pictures were taken from north to south. Click on each photo to see a larger version.

The first photo includes the UN and the Chrysler buildings; the second adds the Empire State Building which is also in the centre of the third.  The fourth picture shows the foot of Wall Street on the left with tall, masted ships in the foreground. The last picture features the helicopter port on the East River which is next to the Wall Street ferry terminal.

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Quebec City and Levis

For our visit to Quebec City, we stayed in Levis and rode the ferry. The only photos I took in Levis were the night time ones of Quebec across the water.

This is what Levis looks like from the Quebec Citadel, and from the ferry…

Quebec City September

Quebec City September

Quebec City September

And here are a few last shots from Quebec City…

Presbytere St-Dominique is at 175 Grande Allée Ouest just around the corner from the Quebec Museum of Art

Quebec City September

Quebec City September

These are details of  buildings in the heart of the city; very Art Deco.

A sign seems to have been removed from the first one…

Quebec City September

The Quebec flag flies prominently and proudly over this portal.

Quebec City September

Hong Kong – Star Ferries

Steaming in - taken from the pier waiting area, leaning out a window.

Steaming in – taken from the pier waiting area, leaning out a window.

The charming Star Ferry boats have been faithfully carrying passengers from Hong Kong Island to Kowloon and back since 1888. You can read more about them here and here.  In the photo above you are looking at Hong Kong island in the background.  In the photo below, you are looking east along the Kowloon waterfront. We rode the ferries over and back on both of the days we were in Hong Kong; they cost next to nothing.

The building behind the ferry terminal played a role during the evening light show with lights playing across it's large surfaces.   I believe it is an Arts Centre but cannot find it on a map to confirm.

The building behind the ferry terminal played a role during the evening light show with lights playing across it’s large surfaces. I believe it is an Arts Centre but cannot find it on a map to confirm.

There are several ferry routes. So while we waited at one berth you could see the boats coming and going from the neighbouring berths.

There are several ferry routes. So while we waited at one terminal you could see the boats coming and going from the neighbouring terminals.

Steaming out.

Steaming out.

A late evening sailing.

A late evening sailing.