Never thought that I will be blogging about this. I still can’t believe that I’ve seen this statue with my naked eyes (and up close). My trip in New York City will never be complete without a visit to the Statue of Liberty.
We were very fortunate that when we planned our trip to New York, the Statue of Liberty just reopened. It was under a repair for the past months due to the damages done by hurricane Sandy. Last 4th of July (2013) it was again open for the public (YEY).
But due to the highly anticipated reopening, tickets to the Liberty Island sell like hot cakes, specially that it was (is) the season when tourists heavily visit the big apple.
Eventhough I was dreaming of climbing up to the crown of the statue, we were just able to purchase a ticket inside the pedestal of the statue (just until the seams of her skirt). Access to the crown are very limited and the next available one will be on October (and we were still in July).
Nonetheless, a pedestal access means you’ll get to go inside the statue and visit the museum. It was awesome!!! Getting to know the history of the BIG LADY was a sure treat! From the planning and commissioning stage to some hiccups in between…and alas.. her highly celebrated inauguration. It was interesting to see their initial plans for the statue and to see how she is now, standing tall as a symbol of freedom not only for Americans, but for all of us.
(made from beaten copper with hollow interiors..this how it should have looked w/o being weathered and oxidized)
(the climb..the closest we can get to the Lady Liberty)
(inside her skirt…sorry for peaking)
After our climb, not only that we were at the foot of the Liberty, we were also treated with the beautiful view of the New York skyline. A 360 view of New York. you can see Manhattan on one side, the brooklyn bridge on the other.
Standing tall and watching over the city for more than a hundred of years, visiting the Liberty Island should be part of everyone’s bucket list. One of the most celebrated symbol of freedom, the rich history that surrounds the Statue of Liberty is something that changes not only New York City but also the rest of the world.
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