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New York in Summer 2012 – Space Shuttle ‘Enterprise’

The highlight of this post is the arrival of the space shuttle ‘Enterprise’ at its last resting place aboard the ‘Intrepid’. Marking the end of  a fantastic endeavour by the American people. Other technological achievements will speed the pace of change, but, surely,  none so profoundly as the Space Shuttle project? New York is lucky to have one of the fleet as a memorial. Click on the pictures for better detail.

A fitting end to a great adventure

Three epoch-making giants slip into history together – ‘Enterprise’, ‘Intrepid’ and ‘Concord’

. . . . . . protected by colourful, but, deadly birds . . . . .

. . . . . and armed submarine.

Have you ever wondered what you look like at the other end of Skype? Here is the view of me which daughter Kim sees on her PC in Scotland:

. . . .meanwhile, in  Carl Schurtz park, a lazy afternoon . . . . .

. . . . . appreciated by beast and man alike.

50 miles up river from Carl Schurtz park, life in Cold Spring was just as lazy . . . . .

. . . .. . .strenuous boat watching. . . . .

. . . . and here is a picture of a faun who, with his mother, lives in this Cold Spring copse. Unfortunately, they had both dashed off by the time I got the camera set up

A rooftop summer party. (Taken from a higher rooftop)

Wrecked 93rd Street. In front of The Waterford looking towards Second Avenue.


4 Responses

  1. I enjoyed your great shots of the shuttle.
    We had hoped to see it on it’s piggyback flyby, but it was too far east for our little bayshore town of Atlantic Highlands. We have a trip planned, sailing from Barcelona in the fall. Our journeys this summer will probably be mainly to the swimming pool. Already have been there once and the water has warmed up nicely from the early heat spell.

    • John. I, too,wanted to see the fly-by but, at the thought of jostling with hoards at ground level, my resolve evaporated. As it happened, I had a comfortable perch on the upper decks of the “star’ but, of course, I missed the piggy-backing. Be careful in Barcelona-Keep a tight hand on your passports.

  2. Another great set of photos Ben. Xx

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