Tag Archives: Manhattan

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Street Life.

New York City: Descending into the subway—

Descending into the subway

Another, more leisurely response is here.

Snowy Postcards

By Vladimir Brezina

… from NYC’s Central Park.

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And more snow is on the way…

Splashes of Color

By Vladimir Brezina

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NYC’s Central Park, during yesterday’s snowstorm…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Window: “Windows … are portals into the world’s stories. Glimpses into other people’s lives.”

From our window in the big city, we see ten thousand other windows light up as dusk falls—ten thousand stories all around us. It’s touching to realize, as a general proposition, that they are there.

But ten thousand are too many. There’s no special reason to look into one lighted window or another. And nobody worries about being the one among ten thousand that somebody might be watching. This is the big city. Hardly anybody even bothers to lower their blinds…

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Icy Day in the Park

By Vladimir Brezina

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A few photos I managed to capture on Saturday in Manhattan’s Central Park before my fingers started freezing—

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is One.

The One.

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Manhattanhenge, May 29, 2013.

First Snow

By Vladimir Brezina

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It’s snowing! The first real snow of the winter. Quick, everyone out into the park before it melts!

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In Central Park, NYC, yesterday.

A Winter Manhattan Circumnavigation

By Vladimir Brezina

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The calendar says that winter hasn’t started yet.

But what does the calendar know? Paddling-wise, it’s already deep winter here in the US Northeast. The days are short, and once the sun sets, the temperature plummets dramatically. It’s not the season for loitering on the water after dark, and even more so, for landing after dark, unavoidable as that often is. Putting away the boats in the dark, with wet fingers frozen by the cold wind, can be a distinctly unpleasant experience.

So, it’s the season for shorter trips suited to the shorter days—such as the old standby, the Manhattan circumnavigation.

Here are some photos from Saturday’s circumnavigation (click on any photo to start slideshow).

The individual photos are here.


By Vladimir Brezina

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Yesterday afternoon in New York City’s Central Park (click on any photo to start slideshow)—

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More photos are here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Layers.

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At the 9/11 Memorial, Manhattan.