Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island, New York City
Here is an amazing view of New York which you probably haven't seen before. This is one of the photos taken during an Air Show where the pilots do amazing acrobatics, formations, and generally taking your breath away. Unfortunately I cannot credit the photographer cause the pics are being circulated without his name. It's quite a terrific view of the city. I had fun making them smaller and smaller and then clicking to enlarge bigger and bigger and it gave the effect of flying. OK so I was fooling around too much.
Check my Travelogue with more wonderful pics of the air show. You can see Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, and Jones Beach. Hope you enjoy.
Opened on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island became the nation's premier federal immigration station. In operation until 1954, the station processed over 12 million immigrant steamship passengers. The main building was restored after 30 years of abandonment and opened as a museum on September 10, 1990.
Ellis Island has its place in American history as the location where immigrants from around the world were processed upon entry to the United States. You get to the island using the same ferry you catch for the Statue of Liberty. The buildings on the island have a unique architecture and there is an extensive museum.
I didn’t get to explore the island to much due to scheduling and having to get to an appointment at the Mercantile Exchange but would go there sometime in the future to get a sense of what times were like back in the day.
YOU KNOW YOU'RE A NEW YORKER WHEN...
-You say "the city" and expect everyone to know that this means Manhattan.
-You've never been to the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State Building.
-You can argue from today to tomorrow about how to get from Columbus Circle to Battery Park at 3:30 p.m. on the Friday before a long weekend, but can't find Ohio on a map.
-You think the subway makes sense.
-You believe that being able to swear at people in their own language makes you multilingual.
-You think $7.00 to cross a bridge is a fair price.
-You think an electric bagel slicer is a useful gadget.
-You consider eye contact an act of overt aggression.
-You call an 8' x 10' plot of patchy grass a yard, and complain about having to mow it.
-You consider Westchester "Upstate."
-You use expressions like "fuggetaboutit, "getouttahea" and "whassamatterwitchya."
It has a good view of Manhattan interesting but for me NOT fascinating as none of my family as far as I know went to America.
I did NOT spend much time here but then perhaps that's just me.
Its a GREAT PART of American history.
I had seen a lot of believers touching or even kissing a statue to retrieve some good luck, mainly in churches, but... here's the "lucky" bull, in South downtown Manhattan... and yes, the mouth is shinner because people just touches it, calling to some good bless for the day at the stock exchange... :-)
Statue of Liberty
The 152-foot statue is constructed of hand-hammered copper plate and stands upon a 142-foot granite pedestal. It was presented to USA by France in 1886 to commemorate the alliance between France and America. The book in her left hand represents the Declaration of Independence. The 10 by 17 foot chamber in her head offers a cool view of Manhattan.