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The Rivers of Manhattan - a photo guide.

The Rivers of Manhattan - a photo guide.

When we talk about seeing New York City differently, we mean it.This is a photo-based guide of kayaking around Manhattan by Vladimir Brezina. This was originally posted on the blog Wind Against Current as part of a Travel Themed photo challenge called Rivers

Through a mix of photos from different seasons and different "angles" - this piece provides a dynamic sense of what our city really looks like.

 

Rivers

Kayaking around Manhattan revolves (so to speak) around three rivers: the Hudson River, the East River, and the Harlem River. (Two and a half of them are not really rivers, but we won’t let that distract us here.)

And so, when we fly back to NYC, we always try to sit by the window. It’s such a pleasure to see these rivers spread out below, and to recognize all the bridges and piers, the islands and bays that we’ve come to know so intimately from kayak level.

From the air (click on any image to expand)…

...and from kayak level

1. East River: Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges

1. East River: Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges

2. East River: Moody Downtown vista

2. East River: Moody Downtown vista

From the air...

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...and from kayak level

3. Hudson River: The new World Trade Center ahead

3. Hudson River: The new World Trade Center ahead

From the air...

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...and from kayak level

4. Hudson River: Chelsea Piers and the Empire State Building

4. Hudson River: Chelsea Piers and the Empire State Building

5. Hudson River: Summertime evening on the river

5. Hudson River: Summertime evening on the river

6. East River: Midtown Manhattan vista

6. East River: Midtown Manhattan vista

From the air...

... and from kayak level

7. Harlem River: White mulberries!

7. Harlem River: White mulberries!

8. Harlem River: Under the RFK Bridge in falling snow

8. Harlem River: Under the RFK Bridge in falling snow

9. Hudson River: George Washington Bridge nocturne

9. Hudson River: George Washington Bridge nocturne

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