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Dogs, Cats & Others
Puppy to Adult

Tribute to LulaMae

Brooklyn Aquarium

Doggie Snow Play

Frisbee Frolics

Cherry Blossoms

A Bug's Eye View

Butterfly Smorgasbord

Rose Drops

Viagra Corpse Flower


Parks and Zoos
Napoleon's Freedom Flight
Japanese Garden
Botanic Gardens

Bonsai & Orchids

Brooklyn Zoo

Baboon Zoo Baby

Bronze Beauties

More Bronze Beauties

Central Park Zoo

Gorillas of the Bronx

Da Bronx Zoo

Dog Beach

Prospect Park Brooklyn

Independence Day 4 July NYC


People, Places, Pets
Park Slope Brooklyn

Coney Island

Halloween Parade 08

WTC 911 Moonscape



Dinosaur Diorama

Birds at the Museum

Ice Age Mammals

Armory Art

NYC Subway

High Rise Brooklyn Boids

Intrepid Museum Nuke Sub

Intrepid Air & Space Museum




The Intrepid Air and Space Museum is docked in New York City on the Hudson River.  Over the years, it's really expanded, not only to include the Aircraft Carrier U.S.S. Intrepid of World War II fame, but a host of aircraft from World War II to the present day.  It even has the SST, which was the first and only supersonic transport plane.


They've also added something rather intriguing to the museum flotilla.  It's the U.S.S. Growler, a nuclear missile submarine, active from the mid-late 50's into the 60's.  This early nuclear missile sub patrolled the waters adjoining Soviet Asia during the height of the cold war.  To fire its missiles (really early cruise missiles), it would have to surface in hostile waters, which was a rather dangerous feat.


You get to walk from the missile bays in the front, right to the rear torpedo room in the rear.  For someone like myself who can't even swim, this psychologically daunting experience was quite exciting.  What really surprised me was how little room there was for the crew.  Even the Captain's quarters was little more than a closet.  And with one commode in relatively open view, the enlisted men must have yucked it up when the officers "did their duty." 


Imagine being locked in this cigar closet without being able to bathe or see the light of day for weeks.  It's not like the movies, is it?


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[Puppy to Adult] [Brooklyn Aquarium] [Napoleon's Freedom Flight] [Japanese Garden]

[Botanic Gardens] [Coney Island] [Halloween] [WTC 911 Moonscape] [Mammals] [Dinosaurs] [Armory Art]

[NYC Subway] [Brooklyn Zoo] [Eyes] [Bronze Beauties] [Bonsai & Orchids] [Central Park Zoo]

[Dinosaur Diorama] [Birds at the Museum] [Doggie Snow Play] [More Bronze Beauties] [Baboon Zoo Baby]

[Cherry Blossoms] [A Bug's Eye View] [Butterfly Smorgasbord] [Gorillas of the Bronx] [Da Bronx Zoo]

[Rose Drops] [Frisbee Frolics] [Viagra Corpse Flower] [High Rise Brooklyn Boids] [Ice Age Mammals]

[Park Slope Brooklyn]


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Unless otherwise stipulated, photos and text copyright Michael G. Leventhal