John & Anne Wiley

2011/05/04

Bike Burnout

We rode today. From midtown Manhattan to New Jersey and back. Well, to the ferry, but let’s start nearer the beginning. Here’s a zoom shot from near the World Financial Center building, of the angel atop City Hall.

9091 Goverment Blessed

9091 Goverment Blessed

We rode past WTC being rebuilt, and noted all the visitors and their somber mood. We visited Wall Street, including the iconic bull sculpture where I made an Edhat photo.

9155 Bag Enigma

9155 Bag Enigma

Tourists posing with and/or touching various parts of the creature were puzzled greatly by my gesture. You have the advantage of the Edhat link here. I thought about how a bull market ran amok in the “china shop” of our economy recently. We then rode the Staten Island Ferry for some different views of the city and Lady Liberty.

9193 Torch Bearer

9193 Torch Bearer

We talked about how stirring she was for people about to land at nearby Ellis Island, and still inspires people from around the world. Then we rode out to mid-span of the Brooklyn Bridge for another view of the city and this cliche tangle shot of the bridge.

9247 Brooklyn Bridge

9247 Brooklyn Bridge

To round out the day we found an Italian restaurant and then walked (happy to be off the bikes!) over to Times Square for a look at the lights.

0512 Times Square

0512 Times Square

Now we will sleep! 🙂

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