Wednesday, 2 September 2015

New York: Battery Park

New York Fort Clinton Aug 15 (1)

On the southern tip of Manhattan Island is Battery Park. As with Central Park, I've visited it each time I've been in New York. Fort Clinton sits in the centre of the Park. Ferries to Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty leave from the park.

New York ferry Aug 15

A trip there would take up most of the day and we had already done the trip in 2012.

New York The Sphere Aug 15 (1)

The Park contains a number of sculptures. Arguably the most famous is the Sphere by Fritz Koenig. It had originally been placed between the World Trade Center Towers and had survived 911, though rather battered. In its battered form it is now in Battery Park.

New York Mandolin Sculpture Aug 15

One of the other sculptures we saw was the Mandolin by Tony Craggs.

New York Statue of Liberty Aug 15

And finally, no photo story about Battery Park is complete without a picture of the Statue of Liberty in the distance.

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