Saturday, March 10, 2007

Playing Tourist: Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island

DSC01684.JPG, originally uploaded by jweisen.

I was able to tour Ellis Island this trip, unlike in 2004 when my sister wanted to get right back to Battery Park ("I didn't realize we'd be gone this long!" she said after the 30 minute ferry ride to the island).

I learned quite a bit: that the island was originally a fort, that most of its landmass is artificial fill, and that it exemplifies a true government effort: underestimated need, invested huge amounts of money to make it bigger, then it wasn't needed anymore.

Anyway, my pictures are here. Enjoy.

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