Archive for June 22nd, 2011

statue of liberty

Visiting New York definitely implies taking the ferry and go to see Lady Liberty. Built 125 years ago, it symbolizes Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tablet evoking the law upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue has become an icon of freedom and of the United States.

With an average of about 10,000 people coming to Liberty Island per day, you should order your tickets online in advance. This saves you about 1-2 hours of waiting.

Having a first look at the Statue of Liberty

Ferry to Liberty Island

Approaching Liberty Island

Statue of Liberty (93m, 204 tons)

Manhattan skyline as seen from Liberty Island

Statue of Liberty

Ferry back to Manhattan, stop at Ellis Island

Manhattan skyline

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