Monday, March 14, 2011

Day 2 in New York City

What a great day today was.  We started off taking the subway down to Battery Park.  On the way we were serenaded on the subwayby a young man who was trying make people smile.  From here we boarded the ferry to Liberty Island to see the Statue of Liberty.  Lady Liberty did not disappoint.  She was magnificant. 

From there we got back on the ferry and went to Ellis Island where immigrants were processed coming into the United States.  The first person processed was a girl from Ireland called Annie Moore.  When we were in Ireland last year we saw a statue of her there so I had to find the statue here.  It was up on the second floor of the museum and there she was.

It was a very powerful experience and the tears just started to flow.  I couldn't control them, I don't know what happened except that it really affected me to see how people years ago had to leave their homeland and some never returned to see family again.

From here we went to the World Trade Centre site.  There is a lot of construction going on here and it is hard to see the sight. 

We arrived back at the hotel tired but happy.


1 comment:

cmcleonard said...

Great photos. Thanks for including them.