Tag Archives: New York City

Cardboard Kayak Race 2015: The Thrill of Victory… And the Delight of Defeat

By Johna Till Johnson
Photos by Vladimir Brezina

Cardboard Kayak Race 50

“We’re going to the cardboard kayak races this weekend, right?” Vlad said, looking at me expectantly. I glanced back dubiously.

We’d missed the 2013 race, the first year that the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance had organized the race as part of its City of Water Day, but we’d thoroughly enjoyed the video. Last year, I’d provided kayak safety support for the race, while Vlad took photos. And we wrote it up on Wind Against Current.

As much fun as the race had been, did we really need to experience it again?

Yes, we did! So last Saturday we headed out to Governors Island, on a sultry summer day that started out reasonably comfortable, but promised heat and stickiness by the afternoon.

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Independence Day

By Vladimir Brezina

Impressions of this year’s fireworks over NYC’s East River—

A contribution to Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge, Independence.

Door

By Vladimir Brezina

The doors of NYC’s Upper East Side in the springtime—

Springtime door 1Springtime door 2Springtime door 3

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Door.

Forces of Nature

By Vladimir Brezina

The towers of Manhattan are insignificant under the looming storm clouds…

Forces of Nature(more photos are here and here)

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Forces of Nature. A second contribution is here.

Trees

By Vladimir Brezina

TreesThe Mall, Central Park, NYC

I’ll have to go back very soon and take the corresponding picture in the spring…

A contribution to Ailsa’s photo challenge, Trees.

Blur

By Vladimir Brezina

Ice skating in Central Park, NYC, some years back…

Blur 1
Blur 2
Blur 3
Blur 4

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Blur.

Orange

By Vladimir Brezina

Orange 1
Orange 2
Orange 3From the 2013 Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

A contribution to this week’s Photo Challenge, Orange.