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Liberty and Ellis Islands

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It’s somehow a must-do for every visitor: visit the Liberty statue and Ellis Island. The trip was part of our New York Pass and after 30 years of visits to the big apple I dragged my feet to the ferry. The statue is a statue and from nearby it looks exactly as what everybody has seen in books, on television and through any imaginable medium from all angles. So yes we have visited the statue and it’s tall. But you knew that. The most interesting was the view we got from the boat on Lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn bridge and New Jersey.
Ellis island is the place where 12 million immigrants arrived in the States.The museum gave a reasonably lively idea of the immigration history and the onboarding process, and once I had visited all the rooms I realized that this was exactly the way I got processed when I went for my military service: registration, medical examination, psychological examination, interview, stamp, good to go.
It was cold and windy and we had to wait a long time for the ferry. The next day Shin stated that this was the most overrated event of our whole journey. I tend to agree.

Posted by jefvincent 02:04 Archived in USA

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