First - Early morning from my windows facing West with the sun just hitting the buildings.
|New York Harbor. High rises in the background are on the southern tip of Manhattan.|
|Small, older building on the left is Borough Hall. This part of Brooklyn is called Brooklyn Heights.|
|Manhattan Bridge is only visible if I stand close to the window and look hard right - hence the less-than-sharp colors|
|The land you see in front of Lady Liberty is Governor's Island. Obviously this is the max close-up |
my little camera can get.
|That orange boat is the Staten Island Ferry. There is one crossing constantly. Better shot of Governor's Island.|
* * * * * *Next are a couple of late afternoon and early evening shots. These are looking more southerly towards the mouth of the harbor
* * * * * *And finally.... On the 4th night we were here, we had an amazing experience. At about 7 pm, just as it got dark, fireworks started shooting into the sky from either side of the Statue of Liberty. They were all red, white and blue and sparkles. It was, to say the least, goosebumpy awesome! Then we realized there was a huge ship cruising past Lady Liberty. Then another and finally, a third. The Queen Mary 2, Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth 2 were all in port. Apparently this has never happened before and the city decided to give them a true NYC/USA send-off. Obviously no photos could possibly do this incredible scene justice - especially with a little point and shoot camera like mine, but I have to share just a few of my fuzzy photos.
|The bow of the QM2 is just appearing in the upper right corner|
|An enormous ship. They all were.|
Welcome to New York...