One of the first things I saw on Liberty Walk, after the Circle of Flags, were these Canadian geese
Lady Liberty as seen from the Circle of Flags
|This is as close as one can get to the Statue of Liberty without getting in a boat or swimming, both of which are illegal, except for Statue Cruises, which has the exclusive franchise to run tours to Ellis and Liberty Islands. The distance to the statue from the Circle of Flags is 2000 feet (a bit over one-third mile) and from Battery Park in NYC the distance is 1 5/8 miles.|
Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Long Island to Staten Island
A closer look at Lady Liberty
The new World Trade Center going up
Jersey City and New York skylines from Liberty State Park
There were more Canadian geese in attendance
|The Salt Marsh with the park Interpretive Center in the background. Salt marshes, like the small remaining one in Liberty State Park, once lined the entire coast of New York Harbor and much of the east coast of the United States. Over the centuries, most have been filled in as industrial sites were built. These remnant marshes teem with the life that results when brackish water meets fertile soil. We've learned much about the benefits of our remaining wetlands and now we are protecting them from filling in and development.|
|The green topped building on the left is Citicorp Center in NYC. The top is plated with copper, which is the same metal used to make the Statue of Liberty. The skyline on the right is a part of Jersey City.|
|On the left is the former Immigration Processing Center (now the museum) on Ellis Island. Ellis Island is even closer to New Jersey than Liberty Island. There is a bridge between Liberty Park and Ellis Island, but traffic is restricted to workers.|
On the right are three planes that were flying up the Hudson River. Some distance behind them were three blimps, which were, as the sign read, a part of the Parade of Blimps.
More NYC skyline with the Empire State Building in the center
Another section of New York City skyline. Havnig been to NYC several times I think this is as close as I want to get, expecially in a motor home.