Wander along New York’s Hudson River as far as 55th Street and you’ll find a very different ship in a bottle. Situated in Hudson River Park at Clinton Cove, there’s a wonderful sculpture by Malcolm Cochran called Private Passage. At first glance it looks simply like an oversized bottle with portholes…
…but take a closer look through the portholes, or down the neck of the bottle, and you’ll discover a recreation of a stateroom on the Queen Mary liner.
I wonder if it’s for rent, because it looks so much roomier than the place I’m staying in.
Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall.
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I like the way you crop it. I thought it was a spaceship. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga
You’re welcome Nonoy, glad you enjoyed it, the sculpture did look a little like a spaceship actually…in a bottle 😉
We came across it recently too… and were very disappointed to find that you can’t crawl in…
Me too, I really wanted to have a mooch around inside 🙂