Friday, October 31, 2008

Skywatch Friday



For Skywatch today I've posted the trip to my nephew's house to celebrate his son's 3rd birthday. It was last weekend and overcast and threatening to rain the whole way over.

The first shot is from the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway just after the Kosciusko Bridge. I took shots all along the way until we were about 500 feet before the Atlantic Ave exit which is where we get off for his house.


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Manhattan skyline

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Brooklyn Bridge

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Lower Manhattan #1

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Lower Manhattan #2

Your Skywatch Team:
Klaus | Sandy | Ivar | Wren | Fishing Guy

Go visit the Skywatch Friday site to see other participants

theteach

41 comments:

marcia@joyismygoal said...

good progression sometimes those gray days are nice sometimes just to help us appreciate the sunny ones

Migs CFL fan said...

Ahh my 2nd favourite city on earth. I love the last shot especially, look like the pier where we took our helicopter ride around Manhattan last time we were there. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

napaboaniya said...

Rain is water, and water to the Chinese means luck and wealth :)
So I guess it pretty good if there's rain on a birthday...unless it's lawn party or something :)

Happy Friday Mary!!
....I'm suffering from insomnia..it's 330am now!! *lol*

Picturing of Life said...

hope can go to manhattan someday and look the sky in there :D

I hope you stop by at my SWF post also in HERE. Thanks

Coloradolady said...

great skyline shot. Love the photos. I have always wanted to come to New York. Have a great SWF.

bobbie said...

Ah, the Kosciusko Bridge! That's where my husband always used to get lost every time we went to visit our friends. You bring back memories.

I love all of these shots - especially the first. It's a beauty.

Gill - That British Woman said...

great shots, never been to New York, dd went this summer and had a great time.

Gill in Canada

Dirk said...

Nice pictures of a gray day at Manhattan

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful shots!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's so fun to see the skies over NYC through the lens of your camera...even dreary ones.

Bond said...

Great pictures of my city...I do miss it Mary...

Photo Cache said...

A beautiful collection. I've never been to the big apple, someday I hope. Happy weekend.

Shinade said...

Oh my these are magnificent. I am so new to this that I am always so amazed at everyone's work.

You did a wonderful job of capturing Manhattan...I can almost hear the rustling about and the cars honking.

Simply stunning!!

My post is here and very modest in comparison.

http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/10/skywatch-friday.html

Thank you for such a wonderful share!!

Happy SWF:-)))

On a limb with Claudia said...

Boy I love your skywatch. They are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

imac said...

Hi Teach, great shots and love your game.lol.

Aileni said...

I am looking for an adequate word and I feel 'authentic' is the one I want. I feel in touch with your journey.

Babs (Beetle) said...

Great series of photos! I feel as if I've been there, just from all the TV programmes ;O)

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Love the NYC skyline and these are great

Kahshe Cottager said...

Brrrrr what a cold grey day it looked to be! Having never been to NYC, it was nice to have the tour!

Louise said...

Looks like a day to be happy you were in the car! But I love NYC and your pictures of it are wonderful.

Jan said...

Great shots of NYC, one of my fave cities.

Paz said...

All cool shots. I remember that rainy day. ;-)

Paz

ellen b said...

those look like our skies today. I so am ready to take a trip to Manhattan!! Happy Halloween Mary!

Jeanne said...

What great shots of the skyline and the sky. Thanks for sharing!

babooshka said...

Excellent sereis of cityscapes, grey can ofetn be beautiful.

Sally said...

Seems like winter is getting inexorably closer...

Carletta said...

What a wonderful series Mary!
The overcast skies didn't bother me at all with all your wonderful views.

Lew said...

They built the expressways so you et a great view of the city skyline. All you need is a driver who can get in the best lane for a photo. My favorite is the Brooklyn Bridge.

Gattina said...

Oh that reminds me when we stayed for 3 days in New York ! It was so nice and I have seen a lot !

gen/entry said...

hmm pretty pretty ...Nice entries.

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Great views from the Big Apple!

Daryl said...

I like the view and how the sky keeps changing ... boo-tiful!

:-Daryl

storyteller said...

What wonderfully diverse perspectives in your Sky Watch series today! My SkyWatch/ HaikuFriday is at Sacred Ruminations, but since it's Halloween ... if you've not yet been BOO'd, drop by Small Reflections and read yesterday's post. Today's post there has more Halloween Haiku Fun too ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Debbie said...

Great shots. Gray days are not always fun but they do often make for some great photo ops.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

I've never been to the big city or to the United States before but this is what I always imagined it would be like... wow... amazing... regardless of the weather... what spectacular photographs!!!
~Michele~

TCKK said...

Great pictures - especially the 1st one.

JunieRose2005 said...

I enjoyed seeing your city scenes!!



Junie

dot said...

Fantastic NYC shots! Love the one of the Brooklyn Bridge

ChrissyM said...

Gorgeous photos. Love that skyline. Thanks for sharing. Shows gorgeous pictures aren't just taken on sunny clear days.

magiceye said...

all beautifully captured!!

Wren said...

Iconic New York photos made human with your narrative. I think of NYC as a destination; it's good to be reminded that it is also "home" for many people.