Tuesday, 20 December 2016

A tourist in New York City with photo camera. Staten Island Ferry. Boats. Garbage boat barge


El corto viaje, pero  a la vez gran viaje, del Ferry de Staten Island es la ilusión del turista fotógrafo. No solo el skyline de Nueva York, uno de los más conocidos, sino todo lo que hay alrededor:barcos, la Estatua de la Libertad, la propia gente del ferry, todo es objeto de la cámara.
En esta caso yates, petroleros, ferry, barcas de policía, y barcos que transportan basura.

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The Staten Island Ferry is one of the last remaining vestiges of an entire ferry system in New York City that transported people between Manhattan and its future boroughs long before any bridges were built. In Staten Island, the northern shores were spiked in piers, competing ferry operators braved the busy waters of New York harbor. Today the Staten Island Ferry provides 22 million people a year (70,000 passengers a day not including weekend days) with ferry service between St. George on Staten Island and Whitehall Street in lower Manhattan. The ferry is the only non-vehicular mode of transportation between Staten Island and Manhattan.
The Staten Island Ferry is run by the City of New York for one pragmatic reason: To transport Staten Islanders to and from Manhattan. Yet, the 5 mile, 25 minute ride also provides a majestic view of New York Harbor and a no-hassle, even romantic, boat ride, for free! One guide book calls it "One of the world's greatest (and shortest) water voyages."















 

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