Visiting the Statue of Liberty

Photo taken from the State Cruise Ferry

It was the summer of 2011 and as my flight was approaching New York, an announcement came from the pilot cabin "Ladies and gentleman, we are now flying over Statue of Liberty". I quickly pulled up the window shutter and I got a bird's-eye view of Statue of Liberty, it looked splendid and breathtaking. 

On July 2nd, Karthik & I decided to take a trip to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We parked our car at Liberty central park and bought the tickets at the CRR of NJ (jersey central) and boarded the State cruise ferry and it took us 30 minutes to reach Statue of Liberty. 

Ferry to Statue of Liberty.JPG

Access to crown was limited (aftermath of September 11), you need to purchase the tickets for entering the crown six months prior so we purchased tickets for pedestal access. The Liberty Island museum is located in the lobby of the pedestal. They have chronicled the Statue of Liberty development by presenting early models of the statue, armature bars and recreated parts of the statue like the face and foot of the French lady! Little did I know that Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel (designer of Eiffel tower) was the designer for the internal support element of Statue of Liberty.

Armature bars-statue of liberty

Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel

After we climbed the stone pedestal and we were treated with the panoramic view of Ellis Island, New York, New Jersey and New York Harbor. You could see Brooklyn Bridge and the skyscrapers of Manhattan. It was so beautiful view up there and we took some photos of us and trudged back to the ferry (last ferry) with no mind to leave. It is truly an architectural masterpiece and longing to visit back again and this time we'll visit the crown :).