Orion's Photos: places - New_york - statue_of_liberty

Download these pictures

Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Downtown Manhatten Saturday, July 24, 1999 I drove down to Jersey City, New Jersey today to visit the Statue of Liberty. It was pretty crowded, darn hot, and smoggy as usual, but wow-- what an object! There's only one way to describe the Statue: "friggin' huge." The granite pedastal she stands on is 10 stories high, and she extends 12 stories above that. The French invented the metalworking technique of "repousse" (working a thin piece of metal against a bowl of pitch or wooden form). Liberty's outer hull is a repousse'd copper sheet held in place by form-fitting iron supports. Most of the interior (except for the central staircase and girder) is very open-- you can look straight up from inside her toes all the way to her neck. Sadly, I wasn't allowed to climb the stairs to the crown (only to the very top of the supporting pedestal).

Preview Image Map 0
image02.jpg image03.jpg image04.jpg image05.jpg image08.jpg

Preview Image Map 1
image09.jpg image10.jpg image11.jpg image12.jpg image13.jpg

Preview Image Map 2
image14.jpg image15.jpg image16.jpg image17.jpg

All images taken by Orion Lawlor and placed completely in the public domain.
Converted to HTML on Wed Aug 31 22:23:27 AKDT 2011.
Back up to Photo Archive
Back up to Orion's Homepage