Friday, August 12, 2005

Battery Park

000_0255 I walked down to Battery Park last week. Here's the pictures.
000_0253 This is Beansie's, where I had lunch. Its been here since 1944, though this can't be the original bus because it looks more like it was built maybe in the mid to late 1960's. It stays parked here at the north end of Battery Park. Beansie's was featured in the movie "Me, Myself, and Irene", which was partly filmed in Burlington, but it was given a different name temporarily for the movie. Don't watch the movie, though, whatever you do. One of the worst movies ever.
000_0242 This is the ferry Adirondack on its way in. Its the oldest double-ended ferry operating in the country. Its not as cool as Champlain though because its powered by modern diesels. It was originally steam powered, long before Lake Champlain Transportation owned it. The Champlain still has its original 1930ish Fairbanks Morse 6 cylinder diesel, one of the few if any other such engine still making a living for itself.
000_0244 Now its inside the channel, almost to the ferry dock.
000_0250 Now I'm standing in one place on the lookout wall of Battery Park, taking pictures as I rotate in a circle. Above, looking southwest, you can just see the roof of the Burlington Boathouse through the trees. Below, that car is on the boatramp I nornally use adjacent to the Coast Guard station.
000_0251 Now looking essentially west at the Adirondacks of New York. The Spirit of Ethan Allen III cruise boat is out among the many sailboats. The coast guard station roof can just be seen below in the foreground.
Below, zoomed out to normal
000_0247 Beansie's is north of me, and below, there's the pavillion behind me (to the east)


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