Tags: New York, sailing, USA

Date: September 21, 2017

We spent a day going to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. This is Ellis Island viewed from the ferry taking us there:

Ellis Island used to be the entry point for all immigrants coming to New York. Here they would be registered and and checked for any contagious diseases. Over 12 million immigrants went through Ellis Island between 1892 and 1954. This is the large hall where the immigrants would be standing in line waiting for registration and the medical exam:

After the place was closed down it was abandoned and fell into disrepair. In 1990 it reopened as a museum after extensive renovations. This is the outside of the building:

One of the ferries taking tourists to Ellis Island:

After the visit to Ellis Island the ferry took us to the island where the Statue of Liberty stands:

This is the Oculus which houses the World Trade Center Station. It is situated right next to the September 11 2001 attacks memorial. The architect, Calatrava had described the Oculus as a bird being released from a child's hand. However, not everyone likes it and it has also been described as "a kitsch stegosaurus":

Looking up into the ceiling from the inside of the station building:

Looking out through the sides:

After spending a week in New York is was time to move on. Here we are passing Ellis Island on Amanda as we are leaving:

A last glimpse of Manhattan...

...and the Statue of Liberty: