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12 Riverbank Landmarks

Framed by the new towers at Hudson Yards, this is NYC of an era, but still visible today, and the best vantage point is, of course, the water.  The Empire State Building and the New Yorker Hotel were completed within a year of each other.  One of these days I need to make time to […]

Landmarks 5

Here was 4. So I ‘ve had a problem today:  I tried to do a portrait of Gage Paul Thornton, and that tall building and confederates jumped in the way. I took another . ..  and the green lady interrupted. I attempt a solo shot of James Turecamo, and the green lady AND the orange […]

Landmarks 4

Here’s a previous post with this title. For anyone venturing upriver, no landmark is more intriguing than Pollepel Island, 50 miles north of the Battery.  But it’s changing.   Note this difference between these fotos I’ve taken over the past decade. 2003, as seen from the Channel, looking roughly east. Notice the lower wall and […]

Landmarks 2 Revisited

I did this post just over a year ago; note the prominent change happening in the Manhattan skyline, as seen from the north coast of Rockaway Queens.  The last time you saw the tug shown here was December 2011.  Any guesses what Patty was towing yesterday?  Answer tomorrow. Most of my views of the rising […]

Landmarks 3

But first, see this fabulous set of Flickr fotos of Cangarda, which by now must have passed through the sixth boro . . . and  . .  from Old Salt Rick, let’s remember today is International Day of the Seafarer. The waters aka the sixth boro provide the best vantage perpective on many aspects of […]

Landmarks 2

My first Landmarks post looked like this.  In the past  year the skyline has acquired a new detail, 1 WTC, long-awaited and even the subject of the Port Authority’s own 1 WTC website, which solicits your fotos, snapshots-in-time of the construction.    Call this set . . . juxtaposed shipping and skyline building. Here the […]

Landmarks

The idea here comes from the “eyed but not seen until it’s noticed” department.  I noticed the Brooklyn church on the hill behind Linda Moran only recently.  I’ve no doubt I’d seen it many times before, but my glance never lingered there.  Now, I am unable to NOT see it.  It is the basilica of […]

USS Slater 2020 Shipyard Trip a

Here , here, and here were posts from the 2014 dry-docking. In July 2020, she heads down to Staten Island for another dry-docking, partly to address issues other than in 2014.  The photo below captures an 0600 view.  Today’s post covers the first three hours of the next 24, as it makes its way down […]

Virtual Erie Canal Tour 4W: Henrietta to Newark

How many locks have you noticed since Lockport? Actually, there are none.  The entire 60-mile stretch with all the lift bridges is at a same level, 513′ above sea level.  And adjacent to lock 32, is a sign of contemporary water use, a kayak park. The Pittsford Canal Shop  lies west of the village. The […]

Virtual Erie Canal 3: Crescent Lake to Rotterdam

After we leave E-6, Crescent Lake lies ahead of us.  Actually it’s an impoundment of the Mohawk behind the power dam and the flight.  Off to port are hazard buoys, demarcating the Mohawk flow that would take you over Crescent Dam and Cohoes Falls, mentioned in the previous post.  To avoid confusion, note that the […]