Statue of Liberty Birthday

On this day in 1885 the Statue of Liberty arrived in the New York Harbor, a gift from France to commemorate the new countries centennial and the friendship with their allies across the sea.

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It  was designed by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, created by Bartholdi,  Gustave EiffelRichard Morris Hunt. It came in 350 pieces and wouldn’t be erected for 6 months. It is quite the site. It is must see on any trip to the Big Apple. Such an amazing structure for the immigrants to gaze at on their way to Elise Island.

Day two was just as fun, but bitter sweet

Day two in the Big Apple was as fun as day one but, it was bitter sweet – it ended by saying goodbye to the boy who to going to learn so much in his time in the big city, and I’m not talking about the art school, though he’ll learn a lot there too. 

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It was fun kids – thanks for hanging with your old Ma!