What better to do that cruise around Manhattan on a 1920s-style yacht. Seen from the water Manhattan is like a silver forest of soaring skyscrapers the skyline or rather the waterscape punctuated by no less than 20 bridges - I was stunned! 19 of those span the East and Harlem rivers. The huge expanse of the Hudson accommodates only one, the immense George Washington into New Jersey. The views are stunning, mesmerising. Some building are so big they have their own post code. We had a marvellous guide, a member of the American Institute of Architects. Our heads were spinning with stats and facts but it was s fantastic cruise.
This is our little craft. We were welcomed with bubbles and nibbles. Life is tough!
This is New Jersey’s tallest building.
Had to have at least one pic of the lady!
Our favourite- the Brooklyn bridge.
Queensborough bridge. I quite like.
And its cable car
this is intriguing. The river campus of the Rockefeller Uni built over the 6 lane FDR freeway.
This looks like an aqueduct and I fact it was built as an aqueduct but is now one of the many bridges spanning the Harlem River.
The Spuyten Duyvil bridge (spinning devil). You have to book hours in advance to pass through as it has to be opened. We passed through it on the water and also by rail twice travelling along the Hudson.
The one and only George Washington bridge into New Jersey
The water towers I mentioned before. The skyline is peppered with them.
Once on dry land we headed up onto the High Line. This is a bit of NYC history. It was once a freight line to and from the dock. It was rescued from obscurity and now thousands of people wander along its elevated pathways and gardens. Fantastic views and worth a wander.
The High Line
Intriguing reflections bouncing offs number of buildings. All smoke and mirrors!