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Manhattan by Air, New York - 29th March 2007

After a few days walking around Manhattan at street level (or even lower, in the subway), it's time to try a different view, courtesy of the helicopters that do 15-minute tours from their base on 30th Street and 12th Avenue at the Westside Heliport. The flights are short but spectacular - we opt for a longer one, which takes us down the Hudson River over Liberty Island, around to the bottom of the East River, back up along the west side past Central Park, up to the George Washington Bridge for a turn-around and a return to home.

next album: A Return to Fire Island, Long Island, New York - 30th March 2007
previous album: Cheerleaders and Basketball, Madison Square Garden, New York - 29th March 2007

2007 Our whirly-bird waits on its pad

Our whirly-bird waits on its pad

2007 The Statue of Liberty, with New Jersey in the background

The Statue of Liberty, with New Jersey in the background

2007 Iconic view of downtown Manhattan, with the Brooklyn Bridge to the right

Iconic view of downtown Manhattan, with the Brooklyn Bridge to the right

2007 Coming round the back of Liberty Island

Coming round the back of Liberty Island

2007 Governor's Island, the East River and Brooklyn Bridge

Governor's Island, the East River and Brooklyn Bridge

2007 The financial district

The financial district

2007 Battery Park (bottom) and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges

Battery Park (bottom) and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges

2007 In the middle of the financial district, the gaping hole where the Twin Towers used to be

In the middle of the financial district, the gaping hole where the Twin Towers used to be

2007 The lower west side, and the Empire State Building

The lower west side, and the Empire State Building

2007 Another view of the Empire State Building

Another view of the Empire State Building

2007 Central Park and the Onassis-Kennedy Resevoir

Central Park and the Onassis-Kennedy Resevoir

2007 A football field

A football field

2007 An interchange in Harlem

An interchange in Harlem

2007 Isobel in the helicopter

Isobel in the helicopter

2007 A pilot's-eye view

A pilot's-eye view

2007 Final approach to the Westside Heliport

Final approach to the Westside Heliport

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Our whirly-bird waits on its pad

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