A Tourist In My Home Town

My home town is New York City and I am on vacation for a few days and decided to take a tour of my favorite landmarks of this fair city.

My first stop was the observation deck on the roof of the Rockefeller Center building better known as the Top Of The Rock. Seventy floors above the sights and sounds of the greatest city in the world you have a 360 degree view of the awesome skyscrapers and bridges that make up the Manhattan skyline.

My second visit was to the Intrepid a huge World War II air craft carrier now retired and converted into the Air, Space and Sea museum. Its deck is lined with old-time WWII fighting planes and helicopters as well as the British Airways Concord. These machines are all polished and standing proud and at attention telling their stories to tourist from all over the world. A photographer’s dream; I went wild and spent the better part of a very hot summer day collecting memories to share.

My third stop was Liberty Island and the famed statue of Liberty. The ferry ride to and from Manhattan is just wonderful with views of  three of NYC’s Islands: Manhattan, Ellis and Governors.  The tourists including myself were just in awe of  New York Harbor watching ferries, tug boats, commercial vessels, and sail boats sailing up and down the Hudson River.  As we got closer and closer to the majestic Statue Of Liberty I’m sure more than one person was imaging what is was like over a hundred years ago when ships filled to capacity with people whose hearts and minds were awash with dreams of a new life in the land of opportunity.

I think the Empire State Building or a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, maybe The New York Aquarium or…..ah, decisions, decisions  the life of a tourist is so hard isn’t it?  Enjoy the photos and get the heck off your heinies and tour your own home town or come visit NYC. You’ll dig it trust me.

Stay in Focus,