I find that old, unused buildings and other structures draw my eye as quickly as a shiny new skyscraper does.
My mind runs wild as I look at an old windowless warehouse imagining the atmosphere there during it's heyday. This worn out building must have been bustling with activity 20 or 30 years ago.
It now sits, empty, a shell of its former self.
I imagine it was a storage facility of some kind, supporting the ships that docked a mere 100 yards away.
Now, just a home for the river rats.
This Brooklyn based structure which sits directly across New York Harbor from the recently refurbished Statue of Liberty, is biding it's time, waiting for the demolition to begin.
If I concentrate hard enough on the 2nd story window, I can visualize the desk where 2 Brooklynites sat, many years ago arguing the merits of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.
Today as we passed this dilapidated old dry dock, I had to grab my camera.
It's easy for me to picture an old tug boat perched on the blocks with dozens of hard hat sporting men crawling all over her performing their jobs.
If you enlarge this photo you can see the valve wheels at the top, used to fill the sides with water which in turn lowered her passenger back into the water.
I'm sure many years ago this dry dock was the pride of the river,
like these maybe.
The cycle continues.