Our goal today was to avoid the extremely long line to get on the ferry to Ellis Island. We got up fairly early even though sleeping in seemed like a really fabulous idea. We arrived and had no wait at all to board the boat. On the way to Ellis Island, we dropped off some of our fellow passengers so they could visit The Lady up close and personal. If you look closely at the bottom of the following photo, you will see what looks like very very tiny people. That should give you some perspective on how large the Statue of Liberty is. Isn't she beautiful?
We did make it to Ellis Island. See the photo below. Until 1954, this is the immigration station where immigrants from all over the world would pass through seeking a new life in America.
On display inside the museum were some of the artifacts they brought with them for their new life in America. This teddy bear came with a little girl from Switzerland. She kept it until it was donated to the museum.
I'm including this shot because there are just a few places to shop in NYC. They deserve their very own posts. I'll have to do that after I've decided which places were my favorite and then give you a tour.
Contrast the above scene with the one below. Above is Manhattan and below is a neighborhood in Brooklyn. Very quiet by comparison. We had dinner with my nephew and his wife and we had a chance to see this neighborhood near their apartment that was built in 1878. It is one of Brooklyn's hidden treasures. Maybe you have heard of it. It's called Warren Place and each of these homes is only 11 feet wide.
New York City is big, busy, and bustling. Tomorrow, I hope I can show you today's photos. By then today will be yesterday and I'll still be two days behind - I think. Enjoy!