Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Fleet Week

This past week was Fleet Week in New York, an annual event where about 3,000 sailors, Marines and Coast Guard members came to the city for a weeklong visit. This year the ships were docked in Manhattan and Staten Island. This is a photo of the USS Wasp, which was docked at Pier 90 in Manhattan and which leaves today. Unfortunately I got there too late to take a tour of the ship. Maybe next year!


Some sailors from the boat, enjoying New York.

11 comments:

Olivier said...

je me rappelle cette fete, sur times square c'etait de la folie. et il prennait les marins en gros plans sur le grand ecran de times square. J'avais reussi a me faire prendre et j'ai une photo de moi sur le grand ecran de times square ;o).


I remember this festival, on times square it was madness. and it filmed the sailors approximately plane on the large screen of times square. I had succeeded has to make me take and I have a photograph of me on the large screen of times square ;O).

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Very nice photos, Miss Bin. The weather was so hot this weekend that I didn't do much. I pretty much stayed indoors and have dinners with friends at the neighborhood cafes/restaurants.

Was the city packed with sailors??

Nazzareno said...

That splendid photograph! Seems to be on the Pier 90 in Manhattan !!!.

www.photo-effe.com said...

very nice photo at the manatthan pier

Moi said...

i love sailors in their outfits.....every time i see one, i have to get clicked with him/them....

:)

lv2scpbk said...

That would have been nice to take the tour. Maybe next year.

Gudl said...

Wow! That's what I call a ship!!
And the sailors all dressed in white. Very nice.

inspired07 said...

Xlent photo of the Ship mind..

Gardener Greg said...

Oh yes I remember those days. "LIberty call liberty call" Very nice pictures Lori. I heard about it on the news too but it was too late. Thank you,
Greg

Lori said...

Hello all and thanks for visiting today!

Olivier, ta photo sur le grand écran de times square, c'est geniale! Peut-être un post pour ton blog!

Ming, I was away last weekend but I think I would have stayed inside too if I was here. Glad I missed the heat! I took these photos last night and there were lots of sailors around.

Greg, that's right you are a Navy man! I'm sure you spent a lot of time on ships like this.

Moi, I like the sailors in their outfits too!

Wanda said...

I've missed a few days, and boy can you get behind.
Wonderful shot of the sailors and Ship.