Travel Theme: Architecture

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Architecture.

Manhattan, of course, is full of dramatic architecture. But it’s sometimes hard to grasp it all from the inside. You need to stand a bit apart—or even better, sit in a kayak!

Here is some of Manhattan’s architecture that we saw on our paddle just this last weekend (full set of photos is here):

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30 responses to “Travel Theme: Architecture

  1. I like the views from a kayak – especially the one of the bridge.

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  2. post made me longing for home, yet inspired to check out downtown Detroit’s architecture, however crumbling the buildings may be. thanks for the beautiful shots of NYC

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  3. Loved them all, Vlad, but that first one is spectacular!

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  4. Beautiful shots fo these awesome buildings!

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  5. As an architect, I can say I love these shots.

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  6. Absolutely beautiful shots!

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  7. Wonderful! I wanna come back!

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  8. Nice selection! Love the last one.

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  9. great photo of Brooklyn Bridge.

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  10. I love the gleam and reflections. GREAT pictures of my old home town.

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  11. The only architecture I saw this weekend on the lake was the Carillon. But, I did see kayaks enjoying the weather. Any tips of paddling for a beginner?http://marygilmartin.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/calico-the-shelduck-chapter-7/

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    • Thanks, Mary. I enjoyed your post :-)

      The single best piece of advice I can give is take an introductory class or two with a kayak company or kayak club. Sure, you can buy or borrow a kayak, jump in, and go. And that might be fine in good weather on placid water. But even then, you will be missing a lot of things that someone could explain to you in a couple of minutes that might make your life a lot easier. In less benign conditions, ignorance of those things could easily be dangerous. Finally, don’t buy any equipment, or a boat, before you’ve done some paddling and know what you want. An almost universal experience at the beginning is that after a couple of trips you want a better boat than the one you have…

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  13. Hard to make any of Manhattan’s buildings fit completely in a single picture, eh? :)

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