Tuesday, November 11, 2008

welcome home





this last sunday I had an opportunity to check out the intrepid sea, air & space museum. the intrepid foundation began when zachary fisher rescued it from scrapping, turning it into a museum to honor our nation's heroes.
in touring the air craft carrier you actually get the chance to stand outside on the massive flight deck amongst the planes and helicopters from the days when the ship was in active duty. you also see a beautiful view of the hudson river as well as manhattan's infamous sky line.
located in manhattan on 12th avenue and 46th street it is easy to get to from long island.
today is veterans day in america. I felt the above photo is significant in terms of what today is
all about.
go here
for an interesting article about the intrepid and also here for other personal stories from around the world.

MWT Black

16 comments:

fishing guy said...

Lily: Thanks for sharing this little piece of your world.

Louise said...

A very nice tribute post for Veteran's Day. Thanks for sharing!

Gattina said...

Nice, in my family we don't celebrate any veterans day.

luvmyboys said...

Perfect photos for Veteran's Day!

Ming the Merciless said...

An out-of-town friend went to see the Intrepid a couple years ago and told me he stopped by an Irish restaurant near the pier for Scotch eggs afterwards -- hard boiled eggs wrapped in hamburger meat and deep fried. :-)

So did you get any Scotch eggs?

dot said...

Beautiful view of the Intrepid and a very nice post for Veterans' Day.
The eggs in the last comment sound horrible! lol

TCKK said...

I love ships. Thanks for showing us.

Jeanne said...

The largest ship I've been on is the USS Massachusetts and that's just a Battleship, nothing so big as a carrier. Cool experience.

babooshka said...

A very nice tribute on the day we share around the world,

bobbie said...

Great pictures for My World, and a great opportunity for you. Also, very appropriate for the day.

How about that stretch limo in the foreground.

Arija said...

Interesting post and appropriate to the day.

ChrissyM said...

What a fantastic post and what a tribute on Veteran's day! Thank you for sharing!

Paz said...

Lovely photos of the Intrepid. Haven't been there in years, when I took the little boy I used to babysit there. ;-)

Paz

Arnold Layne said...

cool stuff - I like how you can see the reflections in the glass of a mans face and other things.

Lily Hydrangea said...

Nope, I didn't get any scotch eggs Ming! I did have an opportunity around Halloween, but passed on it.

Louis la Vache said...

Great choice for Veteran's Day! "Louis" is happy to see the Intrepid has been saved. "Louis" has a series on the Hornet. If you type "Hornet" into the search box, it will pull up the series.