Sailing away from Staten Island
I knew that one of the major attractions I wanted to photograph was on that side, and I was excited.
Jersey City skyline with the first glimpse of a pretty lady.
and there she was!!!
The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island
Officially called "Liberty Enlightening the World"
Lady Liberty - A gift to the United States from the people of France
The statue was designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi and is a robed female figure depicting Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom. She holds a torch in one hand and a tablet in the other.
The tablet is inscribed with the date of the US Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
A broken chain lies at her feet.
A welcoming beacon in New York harbour
She has a birds eye view of all the happenings in the harbour
I felt like a paparazzi snapping away photo after photo
Can you see the small multi-coloured specks on the ground......tourists....lots of them
There are live cams in both the torch and the crown that may be viewed here.
Leaving Lady Liberty behind.You may read more details here, here and here.
Jersey City skyline
Manhattan skyline with the almost completed One World Trade Center
Against the beautiful skyline, a tug with garbage crosses the water
The One World Trade Center, formerly The Freedom Tower amongst the older skyscrapers in downtown Manhattan
Battery Park where you take the ferry over to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty up close
Returning to the Whitehall Terminal
Folks checking to see how well the captain can dock the ferry.
Battery Park on the left.
Back at the Whitehall Terminal
More security personnel evident
Battery Maritime Building - front facade
Downtown Battery Park
Waiting at the end of the "R" line - South Ferry/Whitehall Station
Didn't have to wait too long. Another exciting day. Wonder what's next?
"mob-o-ton" definition here.