The Fourth of July is my five-year blog-iversary of my blog Swede here on Typepad. How time flies. After reading blogs for a few years I decided to share photos of things I found to be beautiful but wasn't sure I had anything to talk about that anyone would want to hear. As they say, to be successful at anything you just have to start and the path will open. So I did on July 4th, 2010 and have posted over 500 posts and have followers all over the USA and the world - England, Australia, France, etc. And, they are the greatest followers ever -- so kind and supportive -- love you all. I've slowed down on posts after spending too much time posting on Facebook!!! Today I want to share some of the first photos of that first blog post which was of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. The day I was there the New York sky almost didn't have a cloud in it which makes the photos almost seem fake. My favorite shots are looking up from the top observation deck at the aqua patina of the metal of her dress, book and arm. Hope you enjoy.
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
Love the folds in her dress.
Other than distance shots from standing on the ground at the bottom, the only other way is to get a few shots from the observation decks. You can no longer go to the top.
When I was in Paris, I also saw some smaller versions of this statue in parks. Not sure if they were the models for ours or not.
I was very happy to have the opportunity to see her up close.
And Ellis Island taken from the ferry boat that takes you over to the statue.
Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend.