NYC Trip - Liberty and Her Island

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Up close and personal with Madam Liberty

Well, well, well......

No trip to New York is ever complete without seeing Madame Liberty on her pedestal. One of the most iconic woman to ever grace this world, she stands for freedom, hope and America.

The Statue of Liberty is one of UNESCO's heritage sites. She was dedicated to the United States by the people of France in 1886. Sculpted by Frederic Bartholdi and built by Gustave Eiffel, she is based on Liberty Island, standing at 305 feet from ground to the top of her torch. (Wikipedia says so)

Those aren't ants, they're the visitors to Liberty Island...

So it was really an exciting day for us when we ventured out to Liberty Island. It felt very much like an appointment with the royalty of some sort, like she was the Queen of New York. More than 3 million visitors take the trip to Liberty Island each year to see her so we knew it was going to be jampacked with people. That day, being summer as well, it was no different.

We got to Liberty Island at around 11am and proceeded to take photos with "Liberty". We only had grounds passes as the tour only offered access to the ground. Access to the crown needed to be booked way in advance and I had not done so in the earlier months so it was too bad for us.

Touchdown on the grounds of Liberty Island

Even on the grounds though, she looked majestic as she towered over us, waving her torch way up to the heavens. We took photos in all angles - as we approached the island, as we got on the island, as we entered her personal space, as we walked past underneath her pedestal, and on and on.

All hail the Lady of New York.... :-)

On Lady Liberty's feet

It was such a beautiful and glorious sunny day as well, which made me wish even more that I had booked those crown tickets beforehand. Tsk, tsk. It would've been perfect but oh well....another thing to do for the next trip to New York.

Enjoy the photos!

Liberty around the bend

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