Tuesday, March 24, 2009
New York, New York: Statue of Liberty
Anyone can take a picture of the front of the Statue of Liberty in New York. But how often have you seen the back?
Now you have.
The Statue has been welcoming people to New York since 1884. The story of its construction is pretty familiar -- donated by France to mark the centennial of the two countries' alliance in the American Revolution, unfinished until fund-raising generated enough funds to complete it.
Access to the facility may depend on where we are in terms of security at a given moment, but it's still worth the ferry ride to see -- if only to view the front.