One of the nicest things about this spot is the quiet. At this hour, there are often kayakers about, people fishing, walking, people doing Tai Chi and even some people of different religions come to baptize or pray by the water. And yet, with all this activity, it is quite peaceful at this time. The Cliff Islanders who read this will know that feeling. I'm so happy I have found a spot in NYC to capture it.
I was able to catch a couple of groups of geese or ducks in the photo. The furthest group is right in the sun splash. I didn't even notice them until I had this printed. The group in the lower right was perfectly in place for me. A bridge can be seen just short of the horizon line. This is the elevated tracks for the "A" train of the NYC Subway system. It travels from the very northern tip of Manhattan all the way out to Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway, 31 miles.
The central structure is the control tower for John F. Kennedy International Airport. There are of course, lots of planes in the area, but they vary the approach and takeoff directions, so the noise is not bad. I don't even notice it anymore.
I believe the moon is slightly visible as it is setting over to the right. Another fun fact: If you turn around and cross the street from where I am standing, you will find a very similar view to the west where there are beautiful sunsets. Well, at any rate, thanks for reading a little travelogue about a tiny part of NYC. Oh, yes, the camera was just my Google Pixel 2 XL phone.
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