Lady Liberty & Ellis Island

On Saturday, we went to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. I had never been to Ellis Island and hadn't been to the Statue of Liberty in years, so I was looking forward to it. The weather was just perfect, sunny and warm, and we got to experience an important part of America's history.  Four of my great-grandparents came through Ellis Island, so it was fascinating be in the very spot that they came through 100 years ago.

Scenes from Battery Park

Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty & NYC skyline from the boat


Group photo

Registry Hall in Ellis Island...makes me think of Hitch!

Statue of Liberty from Registry Hall

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35 comments:

  1. I just love that movie, and that part was great in Hitch where he takes her there! I've never been to Ellis Island (it is in fact my last name) and hope to make it there soon. Im planning an NYC trip with my girlfriend for Sept!!! First time for NYC too!

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  2. What an amazing experience, darling! Must go back to Ellis Island asap!

    Thanks for sharing these awesome photos!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  3. same here! grandparents came over from Austria, back than! also just been to the Statue of Liberty not Ellis Island yet! did you find your ancestors? ;)

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  4. It's such a great experience isn't it? It's pretty moving to go if your relatives came through.

    Hope you're having a great week Jaime!

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  5. In all the years I've been in NYC I've never been here. I've taken the Staten Island ferry back and forth though... hey, it's free! lol Great pics!

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  6. I love it! I have not see it in so long!

    Looks amazing!

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  7. Great photos! I really like those purple flowers too!

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  8. I've never been to Ellis Island, but it must be a really moving place to visit.

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  9. Ooh, what beautiful photographs! I adore day trips that are so full of history! So glad you had a good time, Jaime!! :)

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  10. I have lived here for so many years and I still have not been able to go.
    Well, now you reminded me:)

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  11. How amazing. I've never been but I've always wanted to!

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  12. I went right after 9/11 and it was especially moving! Loved seeing these pics to help remind me! Happy Tuesday!

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  13. Great shots! My great-grandparents came through there too. My parents took us years ago but it has been so long! I want to get back out there sometime. Glad you had fun!

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  14. Beautiful photos - looks like you had a great time. Any lucky for you that the weather was nice - it's pouring rain here today.

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  15. i've only seen the lovely lady of liberty from afar. never actually been on ellis island but i bet it's super intriguing, especially because of the history.

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  16. Love it! I love the battery park area! It is so gorgeous over there by the water!

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  17. Awesome photos! Thanks for sharing...

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  18. Man, I NEED to go to the east coast. I am missing out on so much! Love the photos :)

    xoxo Maria

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  19. oooh I would love to visit!! So many came through these "doors"

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  20. Great photos Jaime. NY is on top of my travel list.

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  21. never been there either... i'm always too caught up walking around all over the city... have fun!

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  22. great photos! it's been over ten years since i've been to NYC. i really need to fix that.

    xo Alison

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  23. great pictures Jaime! that's really neat, i live so close to NYC and yet have never done this before. i will have to do it soon!

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  24. ahh i just love new york the air even smells amazing! cute blog

    Anna Katrina
    http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

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  25. For all the times I've been to NY, I'm not sure why I've never done the Ellis Island / S of L thing? I think this is a must see for me this summer. You've inspired me!

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  26. I love that group photo!! I loved visiting the Statue of LIberty, what a great sight and amazing how big it is in person.

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  27. What a nice trip! I have only seen the Statue of Liberty from far! It must be very big!

    xoxo
    B* a la Moda

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  28. Luv ur pics!!! Looks like such a nice trip! xxx

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  29. awesome, I was just there in Sept. and did the entire searching of the relatives and found the ship manifest and all that. I also walked down the stairs she went down and found my Dad's name on the wall outside (donations, not immigrant :) ) and it was such a fun day of feeling like I was understanding my family and my roots!!! And I also took pictures with my little brother literally exactly where you did with yours hehe

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  30. Cool! I have never been to New York. Its on my big to do list. :)

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  31. Great photos. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

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  32. This makes me miss the trip my family took to NYC last year...looks like you had an awesome time, you guys had much better weather than we did!

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