Along with the grandeur and noise of the falls were scenes of survival, and not, of the conifers along the river.
There was a storm surge today in Maritime Canada caused by an extreme low pressure system and the fact that we have just had a new moon – when tides are most extreme. There was extensive damage in the Bay of Fundy, but none that I’ve heard of in PEI. The high winds didn’t help. The converse of the extra-high tide is an extra-low tide, which we noticed around supper time.
This post is late for the WordPress Photo Challenge of April 1 on the subject of Landscape and you can see other entries here.
This post is also for the iPhriday challenge begun by Gray Days and Coffee. You can look for other iPhriday participants by searching for the category or the tags. The three wide photos were taken on an iPhone 6 using Hueless and edited in Lightroom on an iMac and the fourth was taken with the iPhone Camera.
The South Street Seaport (and here for Wikipedia) is a going concern in Manhattan where Fulton Street meets the East River. It includes Pier 17 and buildings around and landward of it. It appears from the website link that it will look very different by 2017. I must visit again!
In 2014 there was a museum, some nautical craftwork and a ship, the name of which I did not note. We tend to be walking tourists rather than gawking tourists so we didn’t go into the museum.
On the riverside itself, near the ferry terminal, was this service, positively reinforcing the idea of carrying your own water bottle.
The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge opened in 1909. The main bridge is 3,725 feet long, the longest of the East River Bridges. The overall length of the bridge, including the Manhattan and Queens approaches, is 7,449 feet.
I haven’t been over or under it but I took two photos from the Empire State Building in 2013 which show it.
There is a lookout at the end of East 55th Street which offers a lovely view of boat traffic on the East River and of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge just upstream. The lookout is only a few blocks from The Pod Hotel 51 (on East 51st!) where we stayed in both 2013 and 2015.
The bridge in the photo above is the Manhattan Bridge, the middle of three (Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg: BMW) bridges spanning the East River.
These three shots of the Manhattan bridge, opened in 1909, were taken from the East River ferry as we approached the bridge and passed under it. In the first, the Brooklyn bridge is in the background.
And this final photo was taken in June of 2015:
Normally we are awed by spider webs, the seemingly careful and measured nets which spiders weave to catch their prey. This one’s pretty careful:
On a foggy morning about two weeks ago I hurried out to catch the landscape in fog – not taking a tripod for closer shots.
As I returned to the house I spotted some spider webs and was careful not to run into them while I tried carefully to shoot them, hand-held, without lens flare. However, the spiders didn’t seem to have been careful at all – throwing webs across pines, spruce and grass – perhaps in a last ditch effort to get food before frost and winter set in.
For more interpretations of “careful”, visit the WordPress Photo Challenge web page posted on Friday, October 23.
And if it’s foggy where you are, slow down and drive more carefully than usual.
Within Central Park, and between the Hudson River Greenway and the west side of Manhattan, are tunnels to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross roads heavily travelled by cars. In some parts of the world these passages are called subways.
As this post is being published, we are once again in San Francisco, visiting the triplets and their parents, and I’m probably amassing more photos of that captivating city.