Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Statue of Liberty and Pizza

Not really knowing where to go, we headed to Battery park.  It was the closest to the Statue of Liberty I could get.  I was excited!

This was the closest to New York pizza I was going to get.  We purchased it at a deli, close to the ferry. Sicilian style.  

Can you see Ellis Island behind me?  I wish I had a better camera.

Go America and thank you France. 

I couldn't get into blading Battery park.  Everyone else there had the same idea I had, take photos of the lady in Green across the water.  The blade-spot was the area where Rob G laid some hammers down in his last edit.  Royale, royale to alleyoop fishy down the corner edge.  The tourists would sit on the smooth benches and we couldn't fight them.  They had no clue what was going on.  At the end of one of the benches, sat a jazz player who was complaining that we were ruining his income.  That jazz player was wack anyways.  I had seen a better one at Union Station.  The benches slid great though.  Lonnie was even getting in on the backside royale fun.  You just needed a nice groove and once you locked on you were sliding on smooth ice.  We left and went to this spot down the street. 

After getting a clip, we bladed around the city.  These ledges had angle iron on them.  I thought that the city was finally in the proper mindstate and excepting that extreme sports were going to grind benches, and might as well put an iron edge to them so that we don't destroy them.  Security proved us wrong and kicked us out in a few minutes.  We tried to argue that these were meant to be bladed.  He felt the same way and shook his head in disbelief at the city for making these seats this way and that his job was pointless.   

We bladed around.  The preferred method of transportation in that city (besides walking). 

We headed to a few more spots, I was loving that my New York trip as I was visiting all of the spots that I thought I would only dream about seeing.  The sights, the views, the people, there was still so much more to do.