By Vladimir Brezina
Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Height.
When returning to New York City by plane, I always try to sit in a window seat. And these days, I look not so much at the land below, but at the water. One of the great pleasures of landing in New York is recognizing from above all the waters where we kayak, the bays and islands that we now know so intimately.
From a kayak, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge appears gigantic—look how it dwarfs Fort Wadsworth to the right of it, itself a massive structure…
… but from the air it is just a toy.
Here’s the southwestern tip of Staten Island…
… Gowanus Bay with the Loujaine
… and finally, the East River and its bridges!