Go See the Waterfalls, She Said

July 22, 2008 at 12:51 pm 3 comments

. . . so go see the waterfalls we did.

Fabulous! It was a super-hot day, and it’s no “Maid of the Mist” soaking, but our trip was really great. You can see the falls from the end of Pier 17 at South Street Seaport very well. We took the circle line tour from Pier 16. They have a special 30 min. waterfall tour, but we took the hour tour of lower Manhattan. DO THIS. Amazing views of lower Manhattan, Ellis Island, and this pretty lady:

She will bring tears to your eyes every time.

There is a great recorded introduction by the artist Olafur Eliasson. He talked about it as a shared experience, as it most certainly was on our crowded tour boat. Was passingly jealous of the small boaters on their private tours, but turns out our experience was just right. Knowledgeable tour guide talked the whole time, but was interesting enough. Spent a lot of time talking about Ellis Island.

She said most families in the US can trace their ancestry through this place. I wonder how the African-American family standing next to me felt about that one!?

Trip almost over, heading for home, but the view downriver is majestic.

Dontcha just love the cranes of Sealand in the background mirroring lady liberty?


Entry filed under: NYC.

This is the Time to Remember . . . Big, Big Trip, Leg 1

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rush  |  July 23, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Thanks for the midweek photo vacation! You’re a great travelling companion!

  • 2. Mom  |  July 24, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    Wow. Can’t remembering you following my suggestions so quickly 20 years ago. Thanks for the excursion. xxxx.

  • 3. Anna  |  July 28, 2008 at 2:21 am

    I agree, love the commentary and love that I just read about this elsewhere and now here it is, my own personal tour!


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