S: Together We Shall Go
FC: From: New York City To: Saratoga Springs August 29th & #30th 2012
1: While Watching the RNC and listening to the Governor of NJ speak, a picture of the Statue of Liberty appeared. Honey says..... We Should go there...Tomorrow and so we went.... and this is how our adventure to New York came about. | Welcome to New York... the land of No Parking, taxi's, Hotdog stands & Tolls
2: THE BIG APPLE: We Went.. We Saw.. It Conquered Us.! | Starting out in Saratoga we made our way across bridges, toll ways, and ferry's From New York to New Jersey & Back Again 186 Miles | The Sign Says but this one is more like it... Pay to get in but its free to leave
3: On this particular day the border between NY & NJ Smelled like PopCorn
4: The Bayonne Bridge over Kill Van Kull NJ-NY Fun Fact: the $13-million dollar bridge was completed in November 1931
5: A short stop to check out the bay and Trespass on the Local Homeless Hang out. Not a soul in sight but it looked and smelled like they hadn't been gone long!
6: On our way to Manhattan Island: the site where, in 1626, a group of Dutch settlers "bought" Manhattan Island from Indians for about $24.00 worth of beads
9: Beautiful weather all day both days to match the scenery, making the day we chose to go an awesome choice
10: Trinity Churchyard cemetery at the corner of Broadway & Wall opened in 1697
11: Hamilton laid to rest here after being shot in a duel by Aaron Burr
12: "Ground Zero" The site of the original Twin Towers is now a memorial.
13: The new WTC is the same height as the old towers with a new sleek design and shiny mirror facade and cool dome tops.
15: I tour the Garden while Honey sits and watches Basketball
18: A bowling green is a finely-laid, close-mown and rolled stretch of lawn for playing the game of lawn bowls. | Time Line: 1638-1647: Cattle Market & Parade Ground 1675: Annual Market 1677: Site of first city well 1733: Becomes a park 1770: Statue of King George III Is erected 1776: Sons of Liberty destroyed the statue & removed crowns from fence | the statue was chopped up and shipped to a Connecticut foundry... made into patriot bullets, The statue's head paraded about town on pike-staffs, but was recovered by Loyalists and sent to England
19: The U.S. Custom house sitting at 1 Bowling Green took 7 years of construction to complete 1900-1907. Seven stories high, 450,000 square feet taking up three city blocks. The Beaux Arts building designed by Cass Gilbert encompasses the ideas of greatness and grandeur of the United States. The statues and sculptures were the work of Daniel Chester French the four large statues are known as the Continents... Asia, America, Europe and Africa
20: Asia | "Asia" shows the continent sitting motionless, the place where so many religions were born. She holds a scepter of a poppy bloom (Asia was known for opium trade) and a statue of an eastern idol in her lap. Behind her right shoulder, a cross is emerging, the start of the Christian missionary effort. "Asia's" feet rest upon a stool which sits on human skulls, indicative of the many people killed in slavery and through forced labor. | "America" is seated on a throne, her right foot on the head of Quetzelcoatl, the serpent from Central and South American Indian cultures. A torch in hand, her left arm is pulling her cloak over an image of "Labor" which is rolling a wheel of progress. Peering over "America's" right shoulder is an American Indian in head dress, and sheaves of corn, symbolizing, in French's words, "the American idea of Plenty," are across "America's" right knee. | America
21: "Europe" strikes a noble pose, her left hand supported by a globe signifying the colonial conquests of many European countries. right hand is resting on the bow of a ship with a lion's head, symbolizing the conquests of Europe during the age of discovery. The shrouded figure behind the throne represents "Ancient History" which is reading a scroll and holding a skull crowned with a laurel wreath. | Europe | Africa | "Africa" is seen as the only nude of the four continents, tribal peoples who did not wear much clothing. "Africa" is seen sleeping; the "sleeping continent" was a common way of referring to Africa. "Africa's" right arm rests upon Sphinx of Egypt , her left arm on a sleeping African lion.shrouded figure, "expresses the mystery of the deserts and the unexplored recesses of Africa's primeval forests."
22: Above the columns of the main facade are twelve heroic statues representing the sea powers of Europe and the Mediterranean sculpted heads above the windows symbolize the races of humanity. | We will just have to go back because we apparently missed alot & Google does not know everything
23: The Bridges in NYC are giant works of art that make any bridge I've ever seen look tiny and unworthy to be called bridges in comparison.
24: We didn't have to worry about the German window hogs on this ride, it was nice to see the sun setting behind the Statue
26: The choreographed traffic control cops with groovy hand signals.
27: the beach was awesome wish we could have just laid down and slept by the ocean the whole night staring at the NYC Skyline
28: Pit Stop AKA Nap Time! PlattKill Service Area
29: Not quite done site seeing we decide to stop in Kingston. Here we met Bob & his dog Buddy who gave us some helpful information & so we did a walking tour of the Stockade
30: The Louw-Bogardus Ruin in Frog Alley Park | Col. Wessel Ten Broeck Erected this house about 1676 wherein the first Senate of State of New York met after the adoption of the first constitution 1777, until the burning of Kingston, October 16, 1777 | Built 1723, temporary capitol of state after burning of Kingston 1777
31: Old ruined stone house (Dutch Style)
32: When we come back we shall have to learn more about the Hobgoblin Legend
33: The old Dutch Church & Cemetery of Kingston Established in 1659 Is one of the oldest in the country. New Yorks First Governor, George Clinton is laid to rest here. The oddity of this place was that fallen broken or deteriorating Grave markers lined the church walls and fences
34: Built by Nicholas Hoffman 1711 on part of Crown Grant of land made to his father Martinus in 1688.