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

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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 Sandy.  It reopens July 4, 2013.  If you’ve never seen it, it’s well worth a day to explore it and Ellis Island.  If possible, go up to the pedestal for better views and, if you can get them, reserve tickets to walk up to the crown for a very memorable experience.  You can only reach the Statue through Statue Cruises.

To read and see more about the Statue of Liberty, please click here.

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

  1. Peter McLean says:

    Love your photos Karl! You visited on a perfect day. I presume that this was quite recent as all seems in such good order and the flame beautifully gilded.

    • DrFumblefinger says:

      Hi Peter,
      Out visit was the very last day before the statue closed for internal refurbishing/restoration, which happened to be on its 150th anniversary. I had booked this well in advanced and had snatched a couple of the coveted crown tickets, of which there are only a few hundred issued each day. It was a great day and a frankly moving experience.

      Look forward to seeing you this weekend and hearing about your adventures in the (recently flooded) Canadian Rockies

  2. PamelaDuckie says:

    Thanks Dr. Anders! Hope all is well with you and your family.

    • DrFumblefinger says:

      Hello Duckie!
      Everything in life is fine. Could always be a little better. But also could always be a little worse.
      Hope life back in Spokane is treating you well.