For this weeks blog post I thought I would take you on a little tour of a recent visit to Battery Park in Manhattan NYC. But before I start, a few have asked I include a tip in each blog post so that's what I will start with.

I will preface my tip with saying, I don't feel I am a great or exceptional photographer. Its primarily a hobby for me and is my way of relaxing so I feel a bit awkward giving a tip as that seems a bit egotistic to me but here goes anyway since some have asked. :) 

Many ask what is the best camera to have? Well, I am loving my Sony A6000 at the moment and if I upgrade to full frame it will be a Sony, but does that make me think Sony is the best? No, the best Camera is the one you have with you, or can afford and feels right in your hands. :)

I will throw in a second tip based on a message I got the other day. Get out there take photo's and enjoy yourself, but whatever you do do not compare your photos with other people. Use other peoples photos for inspiration but compare your photos now with ones you took a month, a year or more ago and inspire yourself to keep improving. :) 

OK now to the little tour of Battery Park.

Tardis or Subway Entrance

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Although strictly speaking, not in Battery Park. I walked by this entrance to Bowling Green Station on the subway and had to get a shot to me it sort of had a Tardis feel.

One of the great things about Battery Park is the views you can get across the water such as these next photo's.

The Statue of Liberty

Across the water

As you can see there is some beautiful views over the water. Battery Park is also where you can take a water tour out to Ellis Island and the Statue of liberty, a trip well worth taking.

But the park also has some interesting things on land as well.

The East Coast memorial

This memorial commemorates those soldiers, sailors, marines, coast guardsmen, merchant marines and airmen who met their deaths in the service of their country in the western waters of the Atlantic Ocean during World War II.

Next up is the Sphere. For three decades, this sculpture stood in the plaza of the World Trade Center. Entitled The Sphere, it was conceived by artist Fritz Koenig as a symbol of world peace. It was damaged during the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but endures as an icon of hope and the indestructible spirit of this country. The Sphere was placed here on March 11, 2002, as a temporary memorial to all who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.

The Sphere

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The Immigrants by Luis Sanguino[

American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial

New York Korean War Veterans Memorial

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And the last set of photos is of a cool exhibition called Cool Globes, which I thought was a very nice display. If you want to see any of the photos larger just click on any one and it will open the gallery.

Cool globes and a view

Cool globes

A little info I found out about the Cool Globes

"they raise awareness about the challenges we face with our changing climate. The globes are decorated with various solutions to global warming. Artists from all over the world participated in crafting the globes"

I hope you enjoyed this little photo tour of Battery Park. Its well worth a visit and there is even more to see than what I captured and shared here.

All my prints are available if interested from the gallery.

Please feel free to share if you think you have friends or family who may like seeing this.

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