Saturday, 27 April 2013

Cruise around Manhattan

Since the weather was nice we decided with Bartek to take a cruise around the Manhattan island. We started in the South Harbour. Old ships mingle here with skyscrapers.

Here you can see Manhattan in full sunshine.

You surely recognised the tall blue building, it is the new World Trade Center.

We approach now the Ellis Island, the busiest immigrant inspection station in USA from 1892 until 1924. It houses the mueum of immigration. Unfortunatelly, the island has been closed to the public since Hurricane Sandy in October 2012.

Finally, we approach the Statue of Liberty. I am sure you all know that  she was a gift to the United States from the people of France. She represents Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom.The Liberty Island is a  UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As you may imagine, Miss Liberty is almost everywhere in the city. Here you can see the hugs we had last evening.

Let's turn now our backs to admire the magnificent panorama of Manhattan. It lookes so small and peaceful from this perspective.

Another glimpse at some nice building on our way back. Don't ask me what it is. The tour guide had such a bad accent I did not understand a thing from what he was saying.

Finally we approach the South Harbour again.

Just passing under the bridge.

I was impressed by the number of bridges in New York. But to fully appreciate them we will need to go up and see a panoramic view. This is a surprise I keep for you for the next time.

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