A look at New York State from across the Hudson River in New Jersey - Lower Manhattan viewed from Jersey City on February 1, 2013:
It was a cold and windy mid-winter day.
The new World Trade Tower is impressive.
Finally approaching completion - 12 years later.
Before the recent residential and office tower development, Jersey City's shoreline had been massive rail yards and rows of piers.
Looking north up the river towards Midtown:
The day was wintry clear with fast moving skies.
The air intake tower for the Holland Tunnel.
The Empire State and the Chrysler:
A low flying chopper:
I walked south along the shoreline.
The towers of Lower Manhattan:
Those crane operators musn't be acrophobic:
Upper New York Bay:
The Brooklyn shore:
The Verrazano Bridge and the Narrows:
A map of the original irregular Jersey City shoreline - long since filled in:
The Colgate Clock:
A Jersey City side street:
Now, a look at New Jersey from across the Hudson River in New York - Jersey City viewed from lower Manhattan on June 26, 2012:
A much balmier summer evening half a year earlier:
We had gone to Hudson River Park in Battery Park City,
To hear Suzanne Vega perform a free concert.
The scenery was distracting, but in a good way.
The half moon shone bright as daylight dimmed.
The lights of the buildings came on.
The apartment towers of Jersey City waited for their residents to come home.
The sun set dramatically over New Jersey.
One river, two states.