Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stay-cation Continues: Shadow Shot Sunday

In the spirit of continuing my stay-cation, I went to Governor's Island with a friend and her 7 year old son on Friday.  This island is about a 1/2 mile off the southern tip of Manhattan and has a rich history of various uses, most notably as an asset for the military and U.S Coast Guard.  It is now a national monument, and under the care of the National Park Service.  The island has been in the midst of a major restoration for several years.  It has beautiful views, picnic areas, bike and pedestrian paths, and a beach--with many other amenities in the works.  It's a perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of the other parts of the city.

My buddy Carlos brought his bike.  Here he is riding in the shadows underneath a public art display.  This tunnel is built out of milk crates and there are plants growing out of each one of them.  A little something different for Shadow Shot Sunday.


My friend and I wanted to get in on the bike riding so we rented a couple of these cruisers for an hour (free on Fridays!)


We had a beautiful picnic and took in the amazing views of New York Harbor. (and of course played around with some iPhoneography)


I loved these benches with the tires on them--looking out towards Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty...


And this old rusty tower...


We also played miniature golf and of course, had the beautiful ferry ride there and back.  Woohoo, a great stay-cation day!

Cast your own shadow over at Hey Harriet!



I am also playing "Sundays In My City" again this week. A fun way to get a glimpse of what's going on around the world. Check it out at Unknown Mami.

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20 comments:

Kim said...

Lovely shots! Looks like you guys had a great time! :)

frayedattheedge said...

Super photos - I think even I would have a go on one of those bikes!

Barbara and Nancy said...

What fun! Love the milk crate tunnel and the wheel benches.

Ashley Sisk said...

These are so beautiful...or incredible...or great...no seriously, I love these shots.

Pam said...

You did those effects with your phone!!!!

Jamie said...

Amazing photos - I love your activities this week - it is inspiring me to play tourist when I'm at home.

Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

Great shots! The fifth one is my favourite :) Is it Ellis Island to the right?

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mimbles said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day :-)

Those wheeled benches are great, I love a bit of quirk in everyday objects.

ChristineM said...

Beautiful shots! Sounds like a great find - we'll have to check it out next time we're in NYC!

Unknown Mami said...

You are really taking advantage of your surroundings. I love riding cruisers; they're so much fun. And that art display is pretty cool.

Louise said...

what's up GIBNITTY? love the photos... especially the harbor... the weather still hot there for you? it's still cold here for me in LA? what's new at your farmer's market? corn and corn and more corn here.

Hey Harriet said...

What a great little spot filled with so much character! I love the milk crate tunnel, those cool benches and FREE Friday bike hire! Geez I want to visit! Still lovin' your iphoneography too! Enjoy your week ahead :)

blogitse said...

Looks like you had a great time.
Beautiful shots...
Happy SSS & SIMC greetings from Casa! :)

Nancy C said...

My goodness, you got some nice captures. I'm in love with that shady spot/public art. I could sit there for hours...

Joanna Jenkins said...

Nice variety of pics! That first "grass bridge" is very cool. I've never seen anything like that before.
Happy SIMC,
jj

Cori said...

Beautiful photos! Love the benches overlooking the statue of liberty! And biking?? How fun is that, and free?! Can't get any better!!!

Krystal said...

SUCH pretty pics :)

VeganCraftastic said...

Great photos, as always!

Traci said...

I miss New York so I'm loving your "stay"-cation photos!
:-)
Traci

Life with Kaishon said...

The milk crate arch is just fantastic. That bike is cool too. And free? Fantastic. Your staycation sounds so fun.

I usually participate in Sunday's in my city. I don't know how I never met you before.