Sunday, July 1, 2012

Battery Park and Bowling Green Park

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  • View of Liberty Island, Ellis Island, Governor’s Island, Statue of Liberty
  • The Sphere
  • Bosque Fountain
  • World War II Memorial (Statue of Eagle)
  • Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House
  • Wall Street Bull  

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  • Free admission to both Bowling Green Park and Battery Park
  • Restrooms in Battery Park
  • Several food vendors in the Parks

View of Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from Battery Park

The 25-acre Battery Park, which is located at the southern tip of Manhattan faces the New York Harbor. It is from here that ferries run to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Take a walk in the beautiful gardens facing the Hudson River on one side and the busy New York streets on the other side. The Bosque Fountain adds to the beauty of the already beautiful park. During summers, free shows are organized in the park.

The Sphere

The Sphere, which once proudly stood in the middle of the World Trade Center and survived the grief-stricken 9/11 attack is temporarily placed here with an eternity flame to honor the memory of the victims. The Eagle statue, which is the East Coast memorial of the World War II is also hosted in the Battery Park.

Just look across the street to see the magnificent Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House.

Alexander Hamilton U.S Custom House

A short walk from the Battery Park took us to the Bowling Green neighborhood of New York. The iconic Wall Street Bull or Charging Bull stands here. When I visited New York four years ago, there was no fence around the Bull and everyone was gushing around the Bull to take pictures. Now there is a fence and people stand in a line to wait for their turn to take a picture near the Bull.  

Wall Street Bull

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1 comment:

  1. This Bull is like the Bull in Birmingham (Mall). Bur this bull is in brown and he bull in UK is Silver color.