Last summer my husband and I headed to NYC for BlogHer 20101. While there we stayed an extra few days to see the city.Â We decided to spend the late morning, into afternoon time to visit The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The heat was probably 95 and 105 in the heat. The humidity was very high, but we worked our way through it and saw some great sights. We had clear skies which allowed some good shots. I have decided to split up our visit to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis island for separate posts.
We had been waiting in line for the ferry from Battery Park to visiting Lady Liberty. We had been waiting for about 40 minutes and struck up a conversation with a couple in front of us. We were wondering how they were fairing with the heat, and they told us they were from South Carolina and the weather we were experiencing, was nothing new for them. I have been living in Portland, OR for the past 13 years and have grown accustomed to the cold temps and very few days of 90 plus degree temps.
After waiting for the time we did, when we finally reached the ticket tacker, the couple in front did not have the right tickets. They had purchased a discount package through a major tour site, and did not realize they had to exchange their voucher for the actually ferry tickets. They had to make their way to Clinton Castle which is the first picture viewed below. I will let the pictures do the talking. It is a magnificent landmark, and maintained very well.
I find the most fascinating thing about the statue is the fact of the use of individual plates that were put together to create the exterior surface. We did not get to make it inside, because we did not purchase the pre-reserved tickets. This is a must for the statue tour. Maybe next time.
The work and talent used to create her are amazing. The color of the original copper is turning a green color from oxidization which is giving it a unique look. Imagine what it looked like when it was first put together.
I did not know the significance of this carving, but they were large carved dockmen or fishers? They dont look that big, but they are pretty large. This is what you see waiting to get on the ferry.
There were several banners, but I think this one stuck out best with me.
Great view of lower Manhattan. This is from the ferry on our way to the island. We really lucked out on weather and smog. Great way to start our trip and sightseeing.
The slight breeze from the boat ride was refreshing. I eventually had to buy and refill to pour on myself for cooling down. It was a warm one.
Standing tall and Proud, still as she did from when she was created.
I thought this was a cool picture showing the colors and detail.
Hey pretty lady, whats your name?
The couple shot. The only thing that matters is the time we spent together as a couple.
This is the view of Ellis Island from The Statue of Liberty. I love photography.
I think she is taller Kristin.
Leaving the Island and travelling to Ellis Island.