Our next day was planned to visit two islands (Elis and Liberty) - and to do a little more if we had the time. We drove to the New Jersey port thinking it would be easiest. We had purchased our tickets online in advance - all very easy to do!
This is the Great Hall. The room is massive. It is where the inspection process started.
Throughout the building I am struck by the many unique and beautiful architectural details. That is a Tiffany chandelier and the ceiling is Guastavino tile.
Look at the detailing on the floor! I loved all of this. It just struck me that this period in history reflected a detail and formality and glamour that is not a part of our "normal life". A building like this built today would be much more functional and utilitarian I would think.
Some of the kids wait on the benches while listening. Waiting. Remembering those who sat there long ago waiting to find out their fate and their future.
Still some time in our day. We head back to our vans on the ferry.
A new building still under construction. The rest of the site/memorial is being built and we weren't able to get a good peek at this late hour.
We go briefly into a memorial site. We arrive shortly before it closes though and aren't able to stay there too long.
What a sobering place.
We decide to walk from here to Chinatown. We walk around for a bit trying to find a place to eat. This one was chosen based on its sanitation rating. :-)
We stopped in a store for some souvenirs. Sunglasses.
This is one of those trips that we will have sweet memories of for a long time. I am thankful that we were able to do this. I think that experiencing things like this first hand make learning come alive.
Our next day was mostly just the drive home, so this is it for our New York City trip.
Hope you enjoyed hearing about our fun!