Sunday, September 11, 2011

Where to start?

September 10 - a beautiful day that began on Governor's Island and ended at the World Trade Center.  First, the island. A five or six minute ferry ride from Manhattan, this former Coast Guard base  has been turned into an art destination - at least in summer.  Today the weather was perfect.
I haven't been on a ferry in ages, so this was a delight!  Here is the view of the tip of Manhattan from the ferry.  That large tower with the dark top is the new Freedom Tower being built -- the anchor of the new WTC site.  More pix of this, anon.

On this post-summer weekend, the island had some surprises - some good and intriguing art and some really bad art.  Some of my favorite art was made from recycled stuff - and what fun!  There were poles wrapped with industrial ties
 This thing was made from cloth and inflatable fans, and it made noise as it breathed.
  Bottle cap art!  They collect bottle caps from all the drinks sold on the island and do cool things with them. There is a container into which they ask you to throw your bottle caps.  Love it.
 Then, les pièces de résistance: les sacs plastiques tricotés. Enough to make anybody happy. 

On the way back to Manhattan we passed the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan bridge behind it (which does not show in this picture).

And as we pulled into the beautiful old ferry slip, this is what we saw.My photo does not do it justice.

Later, I will post about the rest of my pre-9/11 day.


Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

Thanks for the wonderful stroll around your city. I particularly appreciated you pointing out the landmarks. What an interesting way to use a former establishment with funky art.
Best wishes

Debra Spincic said...

Love the Art! What fun!

Connie Rose said...

I'd love to go strolling around New York with you sometime...but since that will likely never happen, thanks for the always-wonderful photos of life in the Big Apple!

Margaret Cooter said...

The recycled art is delightful...!

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