Wednesday, January 4, 2012


There is a reason river cruises, ferry rides and scenic boat tours are so popular with tourists in NYC. Looking at the skyline from the water puts things in a unique perspective and provides the viewer scale. 
Views from the waterways surrounding NYC juxtapose a vast horizontal mass against multiple vertical lines, put the "quiet"of the water up against the "noise" of the city and contrast the slowness of being off-island to the bustle and pace of being on-island. 

These photos of lower Manhattan were taken from the Governor's Island ferry. 

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