Sightseeing in Manhattan the third: Statue of Liberty

Dearest blog readers!

In this blog post I am going to share pictures of our third sightseeing day in Manhattan.

We started with a walk through Wall Street and visited Daniel at work so that Lisa could see how he works and how it all looks (as you know: no pictures allowed in his office). Then we walked by the Bull Statue and got some good shots. It was still pretty cold (-7°C / 19.4°F) and this has the advantage of less tourists to fight for good photos. lol

I even got the chance to stand beside the bull!

And Lisa as well. ;-)

We walked through Battery Park and evenutally took this ship to see the Statue of Liberty. *hurray* Although it was cold we sat on the top level to have the best possible view.

For a better understanding I've made a screen shot of Google-Maps that you see where everything is. We started the mini cruise at the Brooklyn Bridge. The whole 60 minutes we were on the ship, but there are also possibilities to take ferries that will give you the chance to leave the ship and have a look at some of the sights.

On this pic we just passed the tip of Manhattan and you see the Freedom Tower (= One World Trade Center) as the highest building. On the left in the background you can see the Empire State Building very small.

Lisa brought her good camera and could zoom very well. At the right you see even the tip of the Chrysler Building. :-)

One of my panorama shots:

At the lift side you see Jersey City and the entrance to the Hudson River. In the middle Manhattan's tip and at the right the East River with the Brooklyn Bridge.

Coming closer to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.... how exciting! :-)

Passing Ellis Island.

Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest and most crowed immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954. The island was made part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument in 1965, and has hosted a museum of immigration since 1990. (Source: Wikipedia)

On this pic the u-shape of the island is more obvious.

And there she was! The Statue of Liberty! :-)

We just HAD TO take this selfie!

The Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World; French: La Liberté éclairant le monde) is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. The statue, designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, a French sculptor and dedicated on October 28, 1886, was a gift to the United States from the people of France. The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet. The statue is an icon of freedom and of the United States: a welcoming signal to immigrants arriving from abroad. (Source: Wikipedia)

  • Base to torch: 151 feet 1 inch (46 meters)
  • Ground to torch: 305 feet 1 inch (93 meters)

(Source: Wikipedia)

On the way back we shipped underneath the Brooklyn Bridge.

And got a good view on to the Manhattan Bridge.

It was already early evening when we decided to take a break in a small café in Financial District.

Very tasty and also a joy for your eyes! :-)

Look what else they had! Those are all small art pieces! So pretty and they look so delicious (and very pointy ;-)! #financierpatisserie

After Daniel was done working for the day he picked us up from the café and we walked to Ground Zero and 9/11 Memorial. But this you'll see in the next blog post. ;-)

A little fun pic for the end:

We passed this art piece on our way and Daniel and I posed.

I wish you all a lovely day!

Much love,

Kati

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