Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A New York City Spectacular

My family was in town for Thanksgiving last week.  There were ten of us total.  My Grams and my sister-in-law Becky had not been to NYC before, so we gave them a whirlwind tour on Friday.  Among other activities, we took the Staten Island Ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island, and back again.  It was sunset, and the view was spectacular!

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys
We watched the City go from this…

NYC at Thanksgiving from Kenny & Becky

NYC sunset panoramic
{the Statue of Liberty and the Manhattan skyline}

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys
…to this beautiful orange glow reflecting off the glass buildings….

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys
…to amazing shades of purple!

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys
Lady Liberty gave us a show all her own.

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys
{“Pa” and “Ma” as Elaine calls them}

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys
{P.D.A. – public display of affection}

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys
{Ben, Elaine, Me, & Nolan in front of the Verrazano Bridge}

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys
{Kenny & his bride Becky with Lady Liberty in the distance}

Staten Island Ferry, NYC skyline, and Statue of Liberty with the Godbys
{Wesley & his niece}

As we watched the sun set and the sky turn deep shades of colors, I was reminded of this verse written by King David:  “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.” (Psalm 19:1)

David had the privilege of watching the sun set over the Promised Land.  I guess we got to see one of the next best things when we watched the sun slip away over a free America and her symbol of liberty.  It’s a close rival to a sunset over the Colorado Rocky Mountains!

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