Back in February 2012 I decided to take a walk. Originally I was going to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time (Yes, I have yet to ever do that). This plan changed when 1) I realized I was on the wrong side of the bridge to do that (I was on the south side while the way to walk across starts on the north side), and 2) clouds started to threaten rain behind me (over NJ). So I kept on walking until I hit the East River and South St. Seaport.
I continued south into the South Street Seaport. Not to stop in any shops or wander around as I’ve been there many times so I already knew if there were stores or anything I wanted to go to. Also, I wasn’t hungry, so I got some shots of the Peking and continued on.
I kept on going, passing the helicopter lift off area for flying around Manhattan and came upon the old Staten Island Ferry Whitehall Terminal. This hasn’t been used since the early 1990s, when there was a fire inside. It’s still not open as a new facility was designed and opened immediately next to it.
From there, it was into Battery Park, including the James Watson House, Castle Clinton, and numerous statues that celebrate various wars and Ellis Island.
About 5 minutes after I got to the PATH, the clouds opened and that was it for the day.
Next week: Either Brooklyn Botanical Gardens or the Peace Fountain (which I just saw and kinda freaked me out). I will make up my mind mid-week.