My yearly visit to Governors Island

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The South Eastern tip of Governors Island

If you ask me for a few of my favorite spots in New York City I would certainly include Governors Island in that selection. The small island between the southern tip of Manhattan and Brooklyn is, and remains, a very special place of the city. I just learnt that the island was first mentioned by a Dutchman who I mentioned in my last week's and previous blog entry (about Rhode Island), Adriaen Block. For more info about Governors island see my previous blogs here, here and here! And of course the National Park Services' website: here.

Every time I visit the island I am really excited by the beauty of especially the historic part.

An installation of Mark di Suvero and Manhattan on the background
It is just gorgeous! But I am also always very sad about the fact that so many beautiful buildings and houses are slowly decaying and being empty. If the city would rent them out it could probably earn enough money to restore the southern part of the island.

Unlike my earlier visits I did not leave for the island from Manhattan's beautiful historic Ferry terminal but from the new Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn. A new ferry is now operating from pier 6 of that nice park, giving the boat ride to the island a new perspective.

I walked my usual round over the island, visiting the open houses and mostly looking at the decaying houses, rather than at the expositions that currently take place inside. I did look at an outside exhibition of the American artist Mark di Suvero. His huge metal constructions were placed all over the island, in collaboration with the Storm King Art Center. Di Suvero is very successful with his creations, they can be found in many of the states and also in many other countries, including The Netherlands, in the Kröller-Müller Museum. I just found out that I even put a picture of one of that piece of art in my weblog, see here!

More pictures below.

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The South Eastern tip of Governors…
The South Eastern tip of Governor…
An installation of Mark di Suvero …
An installation of Mark di Suvero…
Departing in Brooklyn at Brooklyn …
Departing in Brooklyn at Brooklyn…
On the ferry to Governors Island
On the ferry to Governors Island
View on the south tip of Manhattan
View on the south tip of Manhattan
Docking at Governors Island
Docking at Governors Island
View on the south tip of Manhattan…
View on the south tip of Manhatta…
The historic houses in Park Row
The historic houses in Park Row
The historic houses in Park Row
The historic houses in Park Row
The decay of the Park Row houses
The decay of the Park Row houses
The decay of the Park Row houses
The decay of the Park Row houses
The decay of the Park Row houses
The decay of the Park Row houses
One of Mark di Suveros installati…
One of Mark di Suvero's installat…
One of Mark di Suveros installati…
One of Mark di Suvero's installat…
Tunnel view
Tunnel view
Inside the St. Cornelius church
Inside the St. Cornelius church
St. Cornelius church
St. Cornelius church
View on Brooklyn
View on Brooklyn
All empty, what a shame!
All empty, what a shame!
View on Brooklyn
View on Brooklyn
The South Eastern tip of Governors…
The South Eastern tip of Governor…
The Norwegian Jewel is leaving New…
The Norwegian Jewel is leaving Ne…
The installations of Mark di Suvero
The installations of Mark di Suvero
The installations of Mark di Suvero
The installations of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
Nice view on Lady Liberty
Nice view on Lady Liberty
Nice view on Lady Liberty and the …
Nice view on Lady Liberty and the…
Manhattan, note how well the Liber…
Manhattan, note how well the Libe…
The Cunningham Appartments buildin…
The Cunningham Appartments buildi…
The Cunningham Appartments buildin…
The Cunningham Appartments buildi…
Is this Moscow or New York?
Is this Moscow or New York?
Nice view on Lady Liberty and the …
Nice view on Lady Liberty and the…
Manhattan, note how well the Liber…
Manhattan, note how well the Libe…
Castle Williams and New Jersey in …
Castle Williams and New Jersey in…
All empty, what a shame!
All empty, what a shame!
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
An installation of Mark di Suvero
How graceful!
How graceful!
How graceful!
How graceful!
Fort Jay
Fort Jay
Fort Jay
Fort Jay
Fort Jay and Manhattan on the back…
Fort Jay and Manhattan on the bac…
From the ferry back to manhattan
From the ferry back to manhattan
Arriving at the Manhattan ferry te…
Arriving at the Manhattan ferry t…
Governors Island
photo by: cimtech