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8:45 A.M.

USA Trip – 2009

26th September, 2009

This afternoon, after spending the morning in Manhattan, I decided to visit nearby Jersey City. I had no real purpose, only just to take a bit of a walk around and maybe take some photographs. So I hopped on a PATH service to Hoboken station. After leaving the station, I found myself walking along the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. It wasn’t too long before I came across a September 11 memorial. Quite a sombre experience, so I’ll let the pictures explain.

9-11-01 8:45 A.M.
Names of Jersey City residents who were killed.
In loving memory…
9-11 memorial.
“In memory of all those who lost their lives.”
Some of the wreckage from the Twin Towers.
Some of the wreckage from the Twin Towers.

After spending a bit of time at the memorial site, I continued to walk along the waterfront. It was a relatively cool day for the time of year, but quite comfortable. I came across a light rail line, so decided to hop on for a couple of stops. For someone who loves railways (including trams and light rail), silly me forgot to take any photographs of the light rail vehicle. I made my way around to Liberty State Park, stopping in view of Ellis Island. Once a place where immigrants were processed upon arrival in the United States, it is now an immigration museum. I made a note to one day visit it.

Ellis Island.
City buildings of Manhattan.
City buildings of Manhattan and the old New Jersey Terminal railway station
Ellis Island again.
City buildings of Manhattan.

I walked around behind the old railway station. Again, silly me, didn’t take any photographs of the front of the station – only one from more or less side on.

The old New Jersey Terminal railway station.
The city buildings of Manhattan and a cruise ship.

It was getting on a bit in the afternoon and would be dark in about an hour’s time. So I wondered back up to Hoboken station and caught a PATH train into Manhattan. After finding my way to Times Square, I took a few more photographs to round out the day.

The bright advertising signs of Times Square
The bright advertising signs of Times Square
The bright advertising signs of Times Square
Newark
Hotel
Hampton Inn Newark Airport

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