So last weekend Kongo checked out the area around Wall street in lower Manhattan. It had been a few years and Kongo wanted to see if anything changed. It hadn’t. It was pretty quiet and all the “Occupy” activists are long gone. It was just the monkey and a flock of other tourists taking pictures. Above Alexander Hamilton poses in front of the Federal Building on Wall Street. Advertisements
This isn’t exactly Wall Street. But it is a turkey. A wild turkey that was wandering about in Battery Park near where the tourists get on the boats to the Statue of Liberty. No stock tips from this guy. He just wandered around and pecked at bits of popcorn left over from some passing muncher.
The World Trade Center in New York City disappears in a misty morning. See more misty images at Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack.
Along the lower West Side of Manhattan near the new World Trade Center is the neighborhood of Battery Park City. This is the newest part of ever-changing NYC and is about 90 acres of reclaimed land from the remains of the building destroyed on September 11 as well as land dredged from near Staten Island.
While visiting New York City this weekend, Kongo took a stroll around Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan. One of the interesting things about this church is that has a lot of old gravestones. Like really old gravestones. When this ghoulish skull and cross-bones was spotted, Kong imaged it was a pirate grave. Captain Kidd, after all, was a pew holder at the church. But this was not the case at all. This was the grave of a child.
So Kongo is back in New York City for another weekend and after riding the Acela up from Philadelphia he headed over to the Brooklyn Bridge. He’s wanted to shoot some images from the pedestrian walkway on the bridge for a couple of years but never seemed to have the time before. Travel Safe, Have fun
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is Good Morning so early yesterday Kongo headed toward lower Manhattan to catch New York City waking up on a Saturday morning. Above, some fish for sale at a street market on Mott Street in Chinatown are not having such a good morning.