Thursday, April 12, 2007

A Life with Liberty

The visit to Statue of Libery just had to happen. It was only a question of when, and it struck me at 6 in the morning of the Sunday that went by. The slight snow and the chilly wind just couldn't put the brakes.

Come to think of it, it's been a nice decision to sleep on the visit to Liberty - since the round trip pretty much consumes half of your day. You start from the tip of Manhattan, from the Battery Park in a ferry to the Liberty Island. The trip also takes you to Ellis Island before returning to the point of start.

The universal soldier in Battery Park. It's a simple statue, but one that's neatly done, and adds a lot of character to the whole place. I liked the imagination that went behind. Simple yet neat stuff.

Downtown Manhattan from the waters. More of a customary photo!

The lady of Liberty. Gifted by France in 1886, and took about 30 years to become green due to oxidation. The statue is quite good looking, but it isn't really awe-inspiring or anything - absolutely nothing close to the first look at, say, the Taj Mahal.

That, I guess, is one less in the list of Thousand places to see before you die.

Ellis Island immigration checkpoint. This was the port of entry for about 12 million immigrants in the early 90's, mostly from Europe. A major reason why America stands for diversity.

Then was this costly visit to Madame Tussauds ($31 for 2 hours), the wax museum. They painstakingly design wax figures of very popular figures with near total perfection.

Captain Jack Sparrow in his elements.

Jimi Hendrix. A classic (and funny) pose.

And I'll stop right here. :)


At Friday, April 13, 2007 9:12:00 PM, Blogger BRAT said...

seen statue of liberty.. seen USA..


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