Monday, May 19, 2008

West Side Vista

This photo showing the west side of midtown Manhattan was taken from the waterfront of Weehawken in New Jersey. The river in the middle is the Hudson River that separates New York State from New Jersey. You can also see the ferry that runs from Weehawken, NJ to Pier 39 in Manhattan.

So when was the last time you were on a ferry?

26 comments:

photolicious said...

This is the downside of some cities - too many skyscrapers! I prefer a quiet little city with buildings no taller than 10 storeys. But full of human activity of course, :)

Olivier said...

waouhh... superbe photo de la skyline d'orée de NYC. J'adore
waouhh ... beautiful picture of the skyline edge of NYC. I love

tigerfish said...

I'm starting to think if it's sunrise or sunset.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Is it a sunrise or sunset? The colors are stunning.

Peter said...

I would like to be able to take the ferry to my job (if I was still working)! Nice view of the skyline!

Changes in the wind said...

This is a beautiful view!

Chris said...

Beautiful light on the skyline, Ming.

Last time I was on a ferry was last November. They are not my favorite ways to travel.

DeeDee said...

Ming...my goodness...what a fantastic shot! I love seeing the skyline as well as the Hudson river...a nice way to start my week....Well found...Dee Dee

marley said...

Great shot. I love the reflection of the sun in the buildings and on the water.

The last time I was on a ferry was the Staten Island ferry in March 2006! I know that sounds a bit corny on a NYC blog but it true!

missy said...

it looks so close yet so far awaY1 The last time i was on a ferry was on holiday going from tenerife to la gomera in the canary islands!

Knoxville Girl said...

Classic shot! Sunrise? I've been on the Seattle ferries, but more recently on the Staten Island Ferry - seeing Manhattan at night from the ferry was on my "bucket list". It was worth the trip!

Ming the Merciless said...

Tigerfish, Abe & KnoxvilleGirl: It's sunset. Also this is the west side of the island and the sun sets on the west.

Well, that's what I learned in grade school - the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Nice NYC sunset... and I knew it was a sunset before you told us, Ming!
Last time on a ferry.... hmmm... I think it was the ferry from downtown Toronto across Toronto harbour to the Toronto Islands.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Depends on how you spell ferry

citygirl15 said...

I got list the last time I was in Jersey.

Kuanyin said...

Hmmm....long time since I was on a ferry, and most of us in the Islands don't care for the new Superferry here for many reasons!

Hey, I mentioned you in my blog today, and so I stopped by once again to say Mahalo Nui Loa for showing me how to make my photos bigger!

Thinking Fool said...

Wow! AWESOME pic, Ming! Absolutely AWESOME!

Haven't been on a ferry since Christmas!

Mo said...

Beautiful skyline.

Grand Life said...

That is a beautiful photo. How do you do it.-- Have a great week.
Judy

• Eliane • said...

Gorgeous colors!!! I believe this must be one of the best view of Manhattan. Its West Side. I also like that you show the little houses in the front.
Bravo!!

thwany said...

i've never been on the staten island ferry. i don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing... haha, jk.

Belinda said...

Ming - is that the ferry Melanie Griffith takes in Working Girl? I love that movie and I love your photo. Sun setting over Manhattan? Beautiful! ;o)

lehaluan said...

Beautiful photo!

Last time I was on a ferry was two weeks ago, when I took the Staten Island Ferry for a view of the Statue of Liberty.

I was on vacation in New York (c:

TCho said...

the ferry from 39th street that goes over to NJ. I remember a few years ago, they raised the price from $3 to like $7.50. It was probably to pay for that damn new building.

Kitty said...

awesome view.
I have to say the West Side is so much nicer looking than the East!

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Wow! Stunning photo, Ming! The color is superb!