On Thursday I took a trip to Liberty Island the home of the statue of liberty. I booked my tickets months ago which allowed me access to the Pedestal and the Crown of the statue.
First off catch the downtown line to South Ferry - the subway was very busy on the way downtown.
While queuing to receive my actual ticket. The view is over downtown Manhattan.
On the boat taking me to the island - the boat was very full of tourists like me.
My ticket gets me access to the area just under the spikes above the face - quite a few steps to walk up.
This photo is taken from the pedestal which is the top of the rock area just below the actual statue.
Lots of steps and a very tight staircase to get to the top.
Not a lot of room to stand when you are at the top.
The images below are from Ellis Island