Liberty from afar
As a disclaimer: These photos were taken during a visit in February/March 2016, so this post may not be representative of this site today.
For every person out there who isn’t really interested in taking the time to see the Statue of Liberty while in New York City — apparently the lines are long, the prices are to-cry for ($31, minimum) — I propose an alternative: the Staten Island Ferry. If only because this little trip is absolutely free, and you get pretty great views from it, I absolutely recommend including this in your itinerary. Its path passes right by the Statue of Liberty, which, I think, is a better view of it than if you were to go inside it since, you know, you wouldn’t be able to see it from it. Just sayin’.
Statue of Liberty
Originally called La Liberté éclairant le monde, or Liberty Enlightening the World, the Statue of Liberty is situated on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It was designed by the French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi with a metal framework built by Gustave Eiffel. Its head was exhibited at the 1878 Paris World’s Fair, and the completed statue was finally dedicated in 1886.