The above video, uploaded onto Youtube by Victor Miranda, pans, zooms, and fades it way into our hearts with some beautiful scenes from Bay Ridge’s Shore Road area – including shots of the 69th Street Pier, ships navigating Upper New York Bay in the foreground of the Manhattan skyline, a group of frolicking squirrels in Owl’s Head Park, and the Shore Parkway Promenade.
After fishing off Brooklyn’s south shore on party boats, you become acquainted with the way bridges appear – and sound – from underneath.
One thing I’ve never had the chance to do is glimpse the Verrazano from a cruise ship, and I don’t mean Circleline. I’m talking about seeing the Verrazano from the upper deck of a colossal ocean liner as it sails from New York Bay to some sunny Caribbean locale, or maybe on the first leg of a trans-Atlantic adventure.
In the above video, passengers aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship pass beneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on August 4, 2009.
According to the video’s description, the cruise’s ports of call were West End, Bermuda; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USA Virgin Islands; and Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands. The ship departed from, and later returned to, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in Red Hook.
The above photo, which comes courtesy of photographer David Tan, shows a bench on the Belt Parkway Promenade eclipsing the sun as it sets behind the Verrazano Bridge in the background. It was taken on April 24, 2012.
To see more of David’s tremendous talent, please visit his blog at dtan.blogspot.com.
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