Scene in New York, part two

While in New York we also visited the Intrepid Museum. I’m not going to lie – at $31 a person in order to see the space shuttle as well, it was an awfully¬†expensive a ticket for what you saw. There was really cool stuff, but while I get that we couldn’t go *on* the shuttle, they could have had some doors open so we could look in it at least. However, we had a good time and I am glad we went.

I loved the backlight effect while we were on the flight deck.

I loved the backlight effect while we were on the flight deck.

Of course as a Star Trek fan, I had to see the Enterprise!

Of course as a Star Trek fan, I had to see the Enterprise!

The Intrepid is a ship and still on the water - and the ropes keeping it there are impressive!

The Intrepid is a ship and still on the water – and the ropes keeping it there are impressive!

Scene in New York

Last week my husband and I were in New York City. It was the first time I’d been there since the attacks in 2001. We made time to visit the 9/11 Memorial, although we were not able to visit the museum. It’s an incredibly moving memorial – a massive fountain/waterfall for each tower, and around the edge are engraved the names of those who perished – though out of respect for their families I am not going to include names in the photos here. The water flows endlessly down and you cannot see the bottom. The new 1 World Trade Center (“Freedom Tower”) is also quite a sight. The resilience of the city is most impressive.

1 World Trade Center

1 World Trade Center

 

1 World Trade Center from the base

1 World Trade Center from the base

one of the two memorial fountains

one of the two memorial fountains