Change Is Hard

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The lady

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Going to see a lady.

Going to see a lady.


You take a boat over to visit Lady Liberty. If it’s a hot July morning the boat will be filled with hundreds of people, all herded on board like steerage. Which seems appropriate when you think about it. But no one minds too much.

All eyes are on her.

Hey Lady!

Hey Lady!

You pay an extra five dollars to go up inside the pedestal and enjoy the view. It’s worth the money and the 200 or so stairs to enjoy the view and the breeze. Yes, you could use the elevator, but why, when there are stairs to climb just for the taking? Once out on the pedestal walk you have an up close and personal view of Ms. Liberty.

She's huge!

She’s huge!

Or, if you have a zoom lens you can get even closer.

She's ready for her closeup.

She’s ready for her closeup.

Once you go back down the stairs, don’t skip the museum. It’s not large, but it has some interesting details. Like how they built her.

Not an easy task.

Not an easy task.

And full size features of her face and her toes.

Beautiful detail.

Beautiful detail.

Afterward, tour the grounds a bit. Take some more pictures. It’s not an easy angle to get your family member and the Lady in the same shot.

Perfect angle.

Perfect angle.

But it can be done.

Enjoy your Statue of Liberty! She’s there for you.

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Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

8 thoughts on “The lady

  1. When I was a kid, we walked all the way up to her crown and were able to look out. It was amazing walking up through her, and seeing all the folds in her gown. I was probably only 7 or 8, but the memory is so vivid. I also remember being in complete awe of how big she really was. She looks much smaller in photos than real life.

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    • Now days you can still go up to her crown, but it’s a special ticket and that ‘tour’ is booked until mid October! We hope to book ourselves way ahead sometime for a return visit.

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  2. What a stirring sight, still to this day! Thank you, Dawn, for bringing Lady Liberty up close and personal!

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  3. that would be an awesome thing to visit for sure.

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  4. wonderful wonderful! Love all your shots. Are you in NY now?

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