New York from two different angles

We spent a clear, bright Sunday visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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An earlier torch was shaped like an aladdin’s lamp.






Lyra is standing beside a full-sized replica of the statue’s toes.




My paternal great, great grandfather was Michael Dwyer, and he may have arrived at Ellis Island from Ireland. I didn’t find him in the records, but I could do more looking.

On the way back to Manhattan from Ellis Island, we saw a fireboat with all its hoses shooting in the air. It was a salute to an arriving Navy vessel.

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The next day we visited the Whitney Museum in its new location, and looked at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from the other side.


We particularly enjoyed the Frank Stella retrospective.

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Published by winifredcreamer

I am a retired archaeologist and I like to travel, especially to places where you can walk along the shore or watch birds. My husband Jonathan and I travel for more than half the year every year, seeing all the places that we haven't gotten to yet.

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