My East River, New York…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

For me there is always something magical, mystical, special, enchanting et cetera et cetera about a body of water, especially a large one, even though it is a river. Such a body of water is the East River in New York City.

Running alongside of it is Franklin Delano Roosevelt East River Drive that will take you up to Harlem, passing in front of such places as the United Nations…

From Manhattan to Brooklyn, you can cross this river through the Brooklyn Bridge, an historic icon and a beautiful structure. The Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883…

The Manhattan Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge will also get you to Brooklyn or from Brooklyn to Manhattan…

There are also tunnels…

From Manhattan to Queens, you can cross via the 59th Street Bridge, and the Robert F. Kennedy Triborough Bridge as well as tunnels such as the Queens Midtown Tunnel…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

There is also a beautiful river walk that starts at the 59th Street Bridge and takes you all the way uptown to Harlem…

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

I loved my morning walks uptown from Mid-Town Manhattan…you get a feeling of strong energy and peace, it’s like a moving relaxed-concentration state and it is all due to the power of that river…

New York is one of the most wonderful places I have ever lived in…I love the energy, the spirit the excitement of the city. And it is beautiful! It is kept as a jewel. New York reflects the true spirit of America. It is a melting pot where you find people from all parts of the world working together, developing their business, their life, their art and their hope for the future. They are all different in many ways but all agree on one thing, their undying love for New York. If you have ever lived in New York you will always be a New Yorker and if you’ve ever visited you will never forget it!

(The East River, Manhattan, foto property of FBC, C.2019 All Rights Reserved)

C.2019, Francisco Bravo Cabrera, Valencia, Spain, 29 NOV 19, All Rights Reserved.

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  1. gifted50 · November 29, 2019

    Beautiful, makes me miss New York.

  2. ourcrossings · November 29, 2019

    Such a beautiful city to explore and photograph. Thanks for sharing, Francisco and have a good weekend. Aiva

  3. Fizza_Reads · November 30, 2019

    It is indeed beautiful. 🙂

  4. tiffanyarpdaleo · December 7, 2019

    One of my favorite cities, I miss it too!

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · December 7, 2019

      Yes, I think about New York all the time…cannot wait to go back there on holiday this time! Thank you and all the best, my greetings to you from Spain

  5. Anna Waldherr · December 20, 2019

    I was born and raised in NYC, so this brought back sweet memories. ❤

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · December 21, 2019

      I am so glad that it did. I loved living in Manhattan and always remember my time there fondly. It’s a great city

  6. janetsm · December 26, 2019

    I’ve only spent one day in New York City. Way back in the early- to mid-1980s, Piedmont Airlines offered a special one-day roundtrip fare from Greensboro, North Carolina to Newark, New Jersey. I went with a small group of friends. We took a taxi from the airport in Newark into Manhattan. It was a whirlwind visit. While other friends went shopping, my sister and I went down to the tip of the island, by the Twin Towers, to catch a view of the Statue of Liberty. It was while the statue was being restored, so it was encased in scaffolding. Then we had a wild taxi ride back into mid-town Manhattan to rejoin our group and head back to Newark for our flight home. It was quite a day!

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · December 26, 2019

      I hope you enjoyed it and I hope that you got a good impression of the city… I still miss the WTC

      • janetsm · December 29, 2019

        I did have a good impression of the city. I’m so glad I got to actually see the WTC.

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  8. fakeflamenco · January 13, 2020

    Proximity to water makes great cities all the greater. -Rebecca

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