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Posted by on Jan 6, 2010 in UK, US |

Winter Boats, New York to Amsterdam

Photos prove that waterfront cityscapes look better when boats are in the picture.

Recent holiday sojourns from one Atlantic coast to another, from the shores of the Seine to the canals of Amsterdam, reminds me of the ubiquity and diversity of boats. Not to mention their appeal, whether for rowing, fishing, or living aboard.

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht, The Netherlands

My first city visit was to New York in late November. On Thanksgiving Day, the temperatures rose to 60F and the rental rowboats were out in force. A few weeks later in Brittany, the sun shone on us but temperatures were dramatically lower.

Central Park, New York City

Central Park, New York City

Brittany, France

Brittany, France

Brittany, France

Brittany, France

Mondrian, Musee D'Orsay, Paris

Piet Mondrian, Musee D'Orsay, Paris

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Utrecth, The Netherlands

Utrecth, The Netherlands

As I write, the London Boat Show is bearing down on us, and we’re amidst England’s worst snowstorm in 30 years (so they say). Assuming there will be transportation to London, we’ll have more boats to follow this weekend.

—John Burnham