@1 year ago with 3 notes
#manhattan #new york #new york city #the city #liberty #liberty island #ellis island #immegration #jersey city #new jersey #taxi #cab #manhattan bridge
Took a taxi from Midtown to the Financial district to visit Ground Zero. After taking a few minutes of silence for all of the people that died on 9/11 we walked around the streets and found ourselves walking along the shore, towards Battery Park. I was bummed because in the morning I had looked up tickets to tour Liberty and Ellis Island but they were sold out for the next month, and I thought I wouldn’t even get to see the two islands before I left. But I was lucky and as we walked along the shore I saw Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty off in the distance and it does have a presence about it, I must say. I never really marveled over the Statue of Liberty, I thought it was a bit overrated actually, but as I said before, it does have an air about it when you see it in person, even from as far away as I was.
On a side note, the Jersey City skyline is quite nice as well.