New York. Exploring the city with the new NYC Ferry system.

During this years visit to New York I made good use of the new ferry system called “NYC Ferry” that was inaugurated this spring. New York is a city of islands: first and most popular Manhattan and as the name suggests Staten Island, but the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens are also located on an… Read More New York. Exploring the city with the new NYC Ferry system.

Paris. Art Underground. Arts & Metiers Metro Station.

I love using the Metro (or subway, Underground or however you wanna call it) in every city I visit. It’s cheap, fast, easy to navigate, great for people-watching and here and there you can also spot some great artworks. In Paris I loved the Arts & Metiers Station on Metro Line 11. The whole station is an artwork, honoring the… Read More Paris. Art Underground. Arts & Metiers Metro Station.

Bilbao. Portugalete / Getxo. Puente de Vizcaya.

Despite it’s commonly used name “Puente Colgante” (= suspension bridge) this bridge is in fact a transporter bridge. In 2006 the UNESCO declared the bridge, which was built in 1893, as a World Heritage for its combination of beauty, innovation and functionality. from the UNESCO website: “Vizcaya Bridge straddles the mouth of the Ibaizabal estuary,… Read More Bilbao. Portugalete / Getxo. Puente de Vizcaya.

NYC. Manhattan. 14th Street / Eight Avenue station. Life Underground by Tom Otterness.

“Life Underground” is an assembly of little bronze sculptures within the 14th Street / Eight Avenue station (A,C,E,L trains) in Manhattan, created in 1998 by Tom Otterness and purchased by the MTA’s Arts for Transit program. from the MTA website: “…The scores of figures created by Tom Otterness to Life Underground invigorate and transform the transit environment into… Read More NYC. Manhattan. 14th Street / Eight Avenue station. Life Underground by Tom Otterness.

nyc. manhattan and brooklyn seen from the east river ferry.

the east river ferry stops at wall street in the financial district, in dumbo at brooklyn bridge park, in south and north williamsburg, in greenpoint, in long island city in queens and at 34th street in manhattan. a single ride costs $4. more information can be found here. [all photos were taken on one of… Read More nyc. manhattan and brooklyn seen from the east river ferry.