Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Visiting The Lady

It started to rain just as we left Ellis Island and headed to the ferry to visit The Statue of Liberty. But there are definite advantages to visiting Lady Liberty on a rainy November day.

No crowds.

I'm sorry this picture is blurry - it's from the museum. That lady has one big face!
And really big feet.
And then we walked up the pedestal to the base of the statue. 165 steps. That's a lot of steps. Once there we could go outside on the observation deck and look up. This is what we saw.
Once upon a time you used to be able to climb inside the statue itself. Not anymore. Personally, I'm okay with that - because I remember climbing that spiral staircase when I was a kid. And all I can say is once was enough. You can look up and through a plexiglass window see up inside the statue - and see the staircase that I no longer have to climb.
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beth said... can't climb inside? At all? No one is allowed to go all the way to the top any more? That's so sad!

--but great pics--hope your family had fun!

Christine M said...

Despite the fact that I no longer wish to navigate those spiral stairs - I do think it's sad that no one can climb all the way to the top. Apparently that came to the end on a certain memorable date several years ago.

Also the security you have to go through just to climb up the base is intense.

But we did have fun!

PJ Hoover said...

You can't go in at all anymore? Oh wait - Beth just said that. Echoing her and I now see your answer.

Easter A. said...

I hope to see it one day. Thank you for this post, Christine.

Vivian said...

Oh. My. I'll never forget those stairs. Talk about the heebie jeebies.

But it is sad that people can't climb the stairs anymore.

Heather said...

Wow that is awesome, thanks for sharing. I've never been there before, even living in Western NY for 20 years ;)

God bless /Heather