We stopped at B&H Photo on 34 street, a few blocks from Penn Station. This is a geeks play store. It has every imaginable camera, lenses, computer, TV, and associated gadget. Neatly organized as a multi-story big box store. And for a little humor, most of the workers are dressed in Orthodox Jewish attire – its gotta be New York.
The ship at the right is the Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 berthed in NY Harbor as we sailed by in the East River. All 1,132 feet of her. In 1956 when my family was immigrating to the US, we tied up near this spot raveling on the Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth.
The RMS Queen Elizabeth, at 1,031 feet. I remember as a 4 year old kid seeing the Statue of Liberty. But what I remember most about the trip from Southampton, England to NYC was the day that they stopped my big brother (Mike, all of 6) and I from using the first class passenger’s shuffle board court. Pretty devastating for a 4 year old.
The Staten Island Ferry leaving the Battery in Manhattan on its way to, where else, Staten Island. I’m not a real big fan of the color scheme. The Washington State Ferries are much more esthetic.