My yearly visit to Governors Island
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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.
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.