A Post Yom Kippur Adventure

Yom Kippur was sodden and cold. Today was bright and clear. It was a good day for a city adventure.

 

We decided to take Ikea ferry to Red Hook and explore.

 

There is something about taking a ferry as opposed to the bus or a subway that makes you feel like you are on holiday.

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It’s only a ten minute or so ride, but the views are spectacular.

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Here you see the southern tip of Manhattan with Governor's Island in the foreground.

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Here is the obligatory Statue of Liberty  shot.

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Now here is the obligatory shot made even better with the orange Staten Island Ferry.

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Several Civil War era warehouses line the Red Hook waterfront. This one is next to the Fairway stop on the ferry.

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We ate salmon and salad at Ikea. This was the view from our table.

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After lunch we walked around Red Hook. 

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Having grown up in the shadows of the Quincy granite quarries, I always notice great stone work.

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It turns out that this was a landmarked building.

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I fell in love with the factory across the street from the brick factory.

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I have a particular fondness for old churches in working class neighborhoods. I assume that the bricks came from the factory down the street.

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I just love the multi-colored bricks in the arch.

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The church was open so we walked inside. A neighborhood group was about to start a meeting, but they were gracious about allowing us to take photos.

 

These windows would have been strikingly modern when the church was built in 1899.

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These are the doors leading into the chapel.

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And this set of windows was above the doorway in the vestibule.

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Don’t get excited. In Christianity this is a symbol of a double trinity.

We continued our walk.  On King street this row of carriage houses or stables is now a row of elegant homes

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We saw several intact rows of old houses.

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The WWI memorial in the courtyard of the VFW lodge has been enhanced with memorials from other more recent wars.

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There is clearly an appreciation for artisanship, both old and new.

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We walked back towards the water and the ferry home.

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There aren’t too many places in New York City where you can see the cobblestones

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It’s hard to NOT take pictures.

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I love seeing the city's older more industrial face.

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As we pulled towards the dock I loved seeing the layering of the East River bridges.

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Here is the patriotic shot.

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We walked back to the subway, and went home.

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Comments

  1. I love your pictures and comments of the places you see- thank you for sharing- you are lucky to have your "artist eye" and we appreciate it too!

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