“Pic of the Week”. July 5, 2013. Statue of Liberty


I thought it would be nice to feature photos of the Statue of Liberty on this Independence Day Holiday (USA).

I don’t think there’s a symbol of America more iconic than the Statue of Liberty.  Situated on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, it offers wonderful views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, New Jersey and Ellis Island.  A gift from the people of France, the statue has greeted immigrants and visitors to America for more than 150 years.  It’s now under the protection of the National Park Service as National Monument and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The statue was closed the past few years, partially because of internal restoration efforts, but more recently due to the sequelae of Hurricane …

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New York Harbor: Lady Liberty turns 125!

1) New York Harbor — Statue of Liberty

Often the best travel experiences are those which catch us by surprise. I spend a fair bit of time researching and planning my trips, but love to stumble onto unexpected and memorable events. Like when our visit to Kandy in Sri Lanka coincided with the Perahera and we enjoyed the parade of elephants and performers. Or after a long tiring day of canoeing in the British Columbia rain, watching the skies clear to one of the most memorable sunsets ever. Or watching a perfect sunrise from the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. These unexpected experiences are an important part of what makes traveling so great.

And so it was when Sylvia and I visited the …

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