New York City and the USS Intrepid
On Columbus Day, October 14, I drove into New York for the very first time. I'd been in the city before, but always rode the train or bus, or rode with someone else. I visited the USS Intrepid museum, a WW-II aircraft carrier that was upgraded and used in active service with the Navy until 1972. The ship is now docked in the Hudson River, and serves as a museum.
Again, I took far more pictures than I can show here, but I can include a selection.
|This is the Intrepid, as seen from the adjacent dock.||One of the planes on exhibit is this Blackbird spy plane. Of course, it couldn't actually operate off the deck of a carrier.||This particular Blackbird is an A-12. The A-12 was the first of the Blackbird family, designed and built for and operated by the CIA, and different from the Air Force's later SR-71.|
|From the deck of the Intrepid you can see what it again New York's tallest building, the Empire State Building.||These ferries are commuter runs between New Jersey and New York.||These are some high rise buildings on the Jersey side of the Hudson. The weather this day was beautiful, and I was amazed at how blue the river was.|
|This is a small memorial to the World Trade Center victims. It is made from materials that were once part of the Twin Towers.|