Friday, January 13, 2017

Climbing the stairs of Lady Liberty

Last July we went with a group of friends and climbed the Statue of Liberty up into the crown. Despite having lived in the State of New York for many years, this was one thing I'd never done while visiting the island. It was a great experience - while I wouldn't recommend doing it in the middle of July - it was totally worth it. We had booked early morning tickets, so the heat wasn't too bad at this point. Here are a few photos from that trip:

Approaching Liberty Island

Going up! The stairs were quite narrow, but are designed in such a way where those going up and those going down are not on the same stairway.
The crown windows. When we reached the crown, there was only a limited number of people allowed up at any given time. It is much smaller than you'd imagine (I'd envisioned the ability to circle the crown, but it is not designed that way).

The original torch is on display in the base of the Statue.

Taken while moving on to Ellis Island

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