Wednesday, January 26, 2011


It's time to share some of the views from the apartment with you. I promise to get lots of pictures of my neighborhood and surrounding areas once the weather is better. It's been too damn cold to take off my gloves to point and shoot!!!!!

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.

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Next are a couple of late afternoon and early evening shots. These are looking more southerly towards the mouth of the harbor

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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...


  1. OMG! Your pictures are spectacular and so are the views form your apt. Hope you have a good pair of strong binoculars because you seem to be right in line with Lady Liberty and the entire harbor. Don't know NY as well as some of our group, but have been there enough to know you have a a great location and daily views of some amazing sights.

  2. Fabulous Lindsay! I think you have a gift for taking pics too. Add that to your all around skill set. Now the interior please? I want to see the Ikea items that kept you up for a week straight. Been there - ha!