Manhattan Monday 34 – From France, with love

New York City - The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island

New York City – The Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island

Strictly speaking, this isn’t Manhattan. But we got on a Hop-On-Hop-Off ferry cruise at Pier 11 near Wall Street in Manhattan and got off the ferry cruise near West 38th Street in  Manhattan, so I’m calling it Manhattan.  (There was no hopping or plopping off anywhere except the termini.)

The only way to get to Liberty Island (formerly Bedloe’s Island) is by using the Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Ferry system. Private vessels are not allowed to dock at Liberty and Ellis Islands. We cruised by and had a lovely view of all the tourists waiting in line.

That sailboat is almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty!

That sailboat is almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty!

Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi was the sculptor of Liberty Enlightening the World (the original name) which was built by Gustave Eiffel. (He of the tower.)  It was a gift to the United States from the people of France and dedicated on October 28, 1886. So it will be 130 this year.

Who blew out the torch?

Who blew out the torch?

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11 comments on “Manhattan Monday 34 – From France, with love

  1. What a gift! Lovely pics 😃

  2. BuntyMcC says:

    Thanks. I was delighted at how well they turned out having been shot from a moving boat.

  3. inesephoto says:

    Great pictures! Very sharp, and the colors are stunning.

  4. BuntyMcC says:

    It was a great day for mid-day pictures, just enough cloud (and pollution?) to avoid glare and harsh contrasts. I appreciate your comment.

  5. Jean says:

    I haven’t been to NYC. Not sure if I ever will…priority is visiting my family in Toronto whenever I return east.

    Have you been to Pier 21 in Halifax? Let me know when you take photos of that place, now a national monument. We saw it when the museum was about to be built …so long ago. My partner and family were detained at Pier 21 in early 1950’s, immigrating from Germany.

    • BuntyMcC says:

      My father arrived in 1908 through Montreal [aged one (1)] so Pier 21 does not have a family connection for me. However I was into it several years ago and a very pleasant guide helped me find their immigration records. And the displays were lovely. Pier 21 was undergoing extensive renovations and was closed the last two times I was in Halifax.

  6. There is a smaller Statue of Liberty in Paris on the banks of the Seine.

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