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    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!

     

     

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Governor’s Island

Christine  and I thought we might take a look at the changes to Governor’s Island since the City bought it from the Coast Guard for $1. We joined a long line for the GI Ferry but it didn’t take long to get through the ticket office  to the waiting area–pleasant surprise! Fare is only $1 return for Seniors. For entertainment there was a very loud Rock band and great fun dodging the cycling crowd. Christine managed to get a free glass of a local craft ale for us–which, in the heat of the day, was most acceptable. There was not much to see; the old 9-hole golf course  which I played many years ago is now an island fair with municipal and commercial stalls. But, the Island does offer some of the most spectacular views of New York harbor: Click on the pictures for best detail:

Approaching the Island with the Brooklyn skyline as a backdrop

Approaching the Island with the Brooklyn skyline as a backdrop

 

The old familiar dock

The old familiar dock

 

Waiting to get off . . .

Waiting to get off . . .

 

. . . . waiting to get on

. . . . waiting to get on

 

View of Manhattan from the GI dock

View of Manhattan from the GI dock

 

Substantial buffer . . .

Substantial buffer . . .

 

Tranquility in the bustling East River . .

Tranquility in the bustling East River . .

 

Sad reminder of past glories

Sad reminder of past glories

 

The World One tower framed in the Island's trees . . .

The World One tower framed in the Island’s trees . . .

 

Picnic view . . .

Picnic view . . .

 

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Public transport depot

Public transport depot

 

Sitting in the shade for a bit . . . .

Sitting in the shade for a bit . . . .

 

 . . . our final view from the island.

. . . our final view from the island.

 

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2 Responses

  1. I very much enjoy the sight seeing via your excellent photos.

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